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BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner’s Guide by Vivek Ramachandran

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Time for action uncovering hidden SSIDs

Follow these instructions to get started:

  1. Using Wireshark, if we monitor the Beacon frames of the Wireless Lab network, we are able to see the SSID in plain text. You should see Beacon frames as shown in the following screenshot:
    Time for action uncovering hidden SSIDs
  2. Configure your access point to set the Wireless Lab network as a hidden SSID. The actual configuration option to do this may differ across access points. In my case, I need to check the Invisible option in the Visibility Status option as shown next:
    Time for action uncovering hidden SSIDs
  3. Now if you look at the Wireshark ...

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