how to hide the accesspoint

Christian MainNewz
Wed Aug 4 09:08:36 PDT 2004

Hello Bruno,

  thx a lot. Now it works. I had no clue what STA f/w means :)
  But the problem all the same is. I changed the enh_sec to 3
  but NetStumbler find the Accesspoint :( The AP is shown without an
  SSID but it's in the NetStumbler list. I shut down the wlan,
  changed the SSID for testing, and started it again but nothing chanced...

  How can i hide the AP that it only "answer" when the client have the
  right SSID. Is that possible?


Wednesday, August 4, 2004, 4:28:17 PM, you wrote:

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> you probably have an old version of the firmware.

>> enh_sec: "enhanced security" bitfield
>>         0 = options disabled (default)
>>         1 = hide SSID in beacon frames
>>         2 = ignore clients configured with "ANY" (broadcast) SSID
>>         (3 = both options)
>>         Note! This requires STA f/w ver 1.6.3 or newer
> read this:      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

> this means, you need at least STAtion firmware 1.6.3

> you can see which f/w you have with "hostap_diag wlan0"

> mine shows:
> Host AP driver diagnostics information for 'wlan0'

> NICID: id=0x8013 v1.0.0 (PRISM II (2.5) Mini-PCI (SST parallel flash))
> PRIID: id=0x0015 v1.1.1
> STAID: id=0x001f v1.7.4 (station firmware)

> or you read the kernel log (dmesg)

> may be helpful on how to upgrade the
> firmware.

> bruno

> On Wednesday 04 August 2004 16:15, Christian wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  when i try to hide the AP, i get the following error:
>>  ------------
>>  # ./prism2_param wlan0 enh_sec 1
>>  Interface doesn't accept private ioctl...
>>  prism2_param (8BE0): Operation not supported
>>  #
>>  ------------
>>  What could this be? Is this feature not supported by my WLAN Card
>>  (Netgear MA311)?

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