P2P: Hidden SSID support

Jouni Malinen j
Mon Jul 30 09:18:28 PDT 2012

On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 05:01:15PM +0530, Ravi Prasad R K wrote:
> Can somebody tell me whether hidden SSID is supported in case of P2P?

It is not supported.

> Is this feature support is chipset specific?

No - protocol (WPS used by P2P) does not support it (and this is
explicitly disallowed in WSC 2.0 specification).

> I have a requirement to support P2P hidden SSID which uses broadcom chipset.

Good luck with that - it won't be working nicely in WPS+P2P combination.
While you could, in theory, hide SSID when not using WPS (i.e., with
autonomous GO), this is a really bad idea and just asking for
interoperability issues. This type of "requirements" need to be rejected
since the protocol has been explicitly designed to not allow such use
for good reasons.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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