Anyone using a USB wireless dongle as access point on fedora?

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Mon Apr 25 03:33:25 UTC 2011

On 4/24/11 8:28 PM, Tim wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-04-24 at 17:22 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
>> I should also be sure to setup wireless security
>> and not broadcast my SSID, etc. (so as not to
>> attract the MIS department's attention, who
>> would surely tell me I'm not allowed no matter
>> how secure I make the interface :-).
> If they're doing their job, then not broadcasting your SSID isn't going
> to help.  It's just a name being transmitted in part of the traffic.
> You're still transmitting, and some other parts of those transmissions
> provide identifying information.
The SSID is broadcast from the client to the AP.  You would have to be 
sniffing at the same time that a connection is being made.  WPA2 is 
supposed to 'suppress' this information...

James McKenzie

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