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Date:      Thu, 25 Apr 2002 17:29:14 -0700
From:      Thomas Skibo <skibo@pacbell.net>
To:        Tony Saign <tony@saign.com>
Cc:        'FreeBSD Mobile' <freebsd-mobile@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: host AP and shared authentication mode
Message-ID:  <3CC89F5A.79E0E071@pacbell.net>
References:  <000001c1ecae$0854e2d0$1e02a8c0@frankenmobl>

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Tony Saign wrote:
> 
> This works AWESOME!
> 
> 128-bit WEP is working, others are unable to connect without encryption
> :)

Cool!

> Is there any way to "close" it, so the ssid isn't visible to
> dstumbler/netstumbler??

I looked into this.  I can't seem to find a way to disable beacons
and probe responses.  They're handled by the Prism 2 firmware when
port type is 6 (host AP).  I wish there was a way to disable them and
just manually do beacons and probes in the kernel so we could ignore
probe requests with unspecified ssid and optionally disable beacons.
I know that more than a few people want this feature.

There is a documented "enhanced security" option which can disable beacons
and ignore unspecified-SSID probe requests but it seems to only be a
feature of the AP firmware (in which ALL the AP functions are handled in
the Prism firmware-- I believe this is an extra-cost feature licensed to AP
manufacturers).  I tried enabling it and the firmware keeps
rejecting the request.  Maybe I should put in a request to Intersil
support to see if it's just something I'm doing wrong.

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skibo@								Thomas
pacbell.net							Skibo

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