Scanning problem for hidden SSIDs

Dan Williams dcbw at
Wed Jun 20 12:25:46 EDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 13:51 +0200, Holger Schurig wrote:
> I just found out that I have another problem I need to fix.
> In my AP, I disabled broadcasting of the SSID.
> When I insert the USB dongle, the device sends out specific probe 
> requests and the AP answers.
> When I insert the CF card, the log file indicates that it probes, 
> but nothing can be sniffed "from the air".

We'd need more information about the frames over-the-air here, like
whether or not the CF firmware is actually sending out active probe
requests or what.  It may be that we have to use some other scan command
or some bit in the firmware scan request for 5.0 that 5.1 doesn't use.


> So, this must be an firmware v5.0 vs v5.1 issue.
> Off to coding :-)
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