NIC 0x8002 firmware upgrade

Jose Araujo jlaraujo at
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.

Jose Araujo

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