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    It made me smile


    A bit earlier I had walked into town with my little netbook, on the basis that the coffee shop I was heading to to see a friend who works there offers free wifi. No big deal.
    Got the coffee, sparked up the netbook, and checked the long list of available wireless networks, easily spotting the one for the coffee shop by it's name. Again, no big deal.
    But, just under it was a network whose name was a random string of mixed case alphabetics some 20 or so characters long. What a great way to protect your network, give it a long string of random gibberish as a name so no-one will ever guess the name.
    Then leave on 'broadcast SSID'!
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    Did you try connecting to this mysterious network with the name as the passphrase? I have a feeling that might have worked ...
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    Now that was a thought I did not have ... mebbe next time
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    The moon is my sister, the dawn is my brother.
    The moon on my left and the dawn on my right.
    My brother, good morning: my sister, good night.
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    Hello SimonJM,

    Thank you for posting in DevShed forums. The type of network you're seeing here is probably a network with an unknown SSID, this happens when the network is unable to reach you or its corrupted. It may be done purposely by the network admin' to prevent others from entering the network. Though WiFi networks use WEP or WPA2/PSK to secure there network, it may be due to a bad configuration in the network. However this type of security is rare, I've never seen anything like it.

    Thanks,

    HexMan

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