Doubt On Scanning Hidden AP

Venkat.U venkat.u
Sat Apr 12 03:51:18 PDT 2008

Hi raghu,
Hidden AP(SSID) is that, AP will not advertise SSID element in beacon.

To scan hidden SSID APs we have to do active scanning(through probe 


Raghavendra wrote:
> Hi All,
>    In some spec I came across the word "Scanning Hidden AP".
>  Can any tell me what is this hidden AP means?
>  Also whether wpa supplicant is capable of doing that?
>  If so how to achieve it in wpa supplicant..I mean is there any 
> special configuration that I have to do for scanning hidden AP using 
> wpa supplicant?
> -Raghu.
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