hidden ssid - broadcast beacons - Question

Stefan Bauer info
Tue Aug 14 05:03:53 PDT 2007

Bryan Kadzban schrieb:
> Wireshark on Linux ought to be able to sniff these frames if the
> wireless card is in the right mode (not managed, not AP, but the other
> mode that I can't recall the name of right now).

Hi Bryan,

promiscous mode?

i gave wireshark a try and it collects a huge amount of packets (~
8000) but to my fault, all of them are just broadcast packets with the
following SSID string:


which looks like this is the default string if the ssid is "hidden" ?

i assume that there will only be another traffic than broadcasts if
there is some client activity. is there a way to generate client
activity without real client-stations who are doing association to the

best regards


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