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Authored by: metiure on Jun 05, '07 01:03:52PM

What exactly is a closed network? Thanks for any info on this topic, I may be interested.



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Possibly improve wireless reliability and speed
Authored by: noah on Jun 05, '07 04:39:42PM

A "closed" network simply means the SSID isn't repeatedly broadcasted. That and $2.50 might get you a cup of coffee.



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Authored by: Craigriver on Jun 05, '07 04:44:16PM

I understand a closed network to be one with out a SSID identifier being broadcast. To make it a closed network, you need to remove your SSID name. SSID is broadcast to make it easier to find and identify a wireless signal. It is the name that is assigned to the wireless base station.

I've not disabled mine, because I'm not convinced it will keep those who are truly bent on hacking my wireless signal.

I've also been told that it doesn't provide complete anonymity, but it makes the broadcast a little less visible.



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