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SSID – Service Set Identifier
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SSID – Service Set Identifier

The Service Set Identifier or Network Name is used within IEEE 802.11 networks to identify a particular network. It is usually set by the administrator setting up the WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) and will be unique within a BSS (Basic Service Set) or ESS (Extended Service Set). The SSID may be broadcast from an AP (Access Point) within the wireless network to enable Stations to determine which network to Associate with. However, this feature should be disabled as it may assist hackers or wardrivers in gaining access to a private network.


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