The invisible network

You are trying to connect to your corporate wireless network, but the corporate wireless network name does not appear in your wireless network list. Which of these might be the reason for this missing network?

A) MAC filtering

B) WPA encryption

C) SSID suppression

D) Static IP addressing

E) It’s wireless; you can’t see it, silly.

The answer: C) SSID suppression

The suppression of the SSID will cause the network to be available, but invisible to people looking on a list of networks. This isn’t a security feature, but it does help to keep the list of wireless network names to a more manageable level.

Want to know more? Watch “Wireless Networking.”

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