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Wireless: What IS SSID


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SSID stands for Service Set Identifier. This is simply a name used to identify a wireless network. The SSID can either be broadcast or hidden. When the SSID is hidden, the user must know what the SSID of the wireless network is in order to gain access. When the SSID is broadcast, the wireless network is available to anybody. The access points on the LSU wireless network are configured to broadcast their SSID. Some wireless adapters will allow you to leave the SSID field blank or enter the word “ANY”. This instructs the wireless clients to obtain whatever SSID is being broadcast by the access point. You can also set the SSID explicitly.

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