cloak SSID and ignore 'any' SSID

Brian Sturgill zen_hacker at
Fri May 6 16:25:21 EDT 2005

Here is a clip from the README file in the driver directory of 0.2.4

enh_sec: "enhanced security" bitfield
        0 = options disabled (default)
        1 = hide SSID in beacon frames
        2 = ignore clients configured with "ANY" (broadcast) SSID
        (3 = both options)
        Note! This requires STA f/w ver 1.6.3 or newer

Here is what I use:  /sbin/iwpriv wlan0 enh_sec 3

Hope this helps


>From: "Travis J. Weaver" <devel at>
>Reply-To: "Travis J. Weaver" <devel at>
>To: "HostAP" <hostap at>
>Subject: cloak SSID and ignore 'any' SSID
>Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 11:16:02 -0400
>Hello list,
>     What is the command and parameters to cloak the SSID and ignore the 
>'any' SSID? Is this 'iwpriv wlan0 enh_sec' or something? And what would 
>'iwpriv wlan0 beacon_int 0' do?Thanks.
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