NIC 0x8002 firmware upgrade
jlaraujo at dti.pga.pt
Wed Mar 12 11:05:03 EST 2003
questions & answer inline.
Jason Boxman wrote:
>On Wednesday 12 March 2003 10:14 am, Jose Araujo wrote:
>>After browsing the archives and googling a bit, i managed to upgrade the
>>station firmware to 1.4.9 and then with prism2_srec to 1.5.6, but i'd
>>like to use firmware 1.6.3 to be able to hide my SSID from the beacons.
>I thought 1.6.3 was internal and unavailable to the public.
Well, i don't know about that, i was able to find 1.6.3 firmware, but
not for the 0x8002 NIC, the lowest was 0x800C i think.
>>I know that hiding the SSID doesn't inprove much security, but i expect
>>to use my wlan on limited hours and i don't want the SSID broadcasted 24x7.
>It's not going to make a difference. As soon as you try to associate, your
>SSID goes out in the open, but your own hand. If anyone is driving through
>the area or specifically interested in you, the game is up at that point.
I know that, but security isn't a goal one can reach, it's a lonnnng
road :-), every step helps.
Thanks for your reply.
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