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    Default Hidden SSID length issue[airodump-ng]

    hey,

    my router is set to hide the ssid, which I have set to belkin for this experiment.

    according to the tutorial i used the network in airodump-ng is supposed to report the length of the essid, however, when I use airodump-ng it only picks up length=0 instead of 6. When using mdk3 it shows the correct ssid after a quick dictionary attack.

    router problem or my problem?

    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Hidden SSID length issue[airodump-ng]

    Quote Originally Posted by ryannathans View Post
    hey,

    my router is set to hide the ssid, which I have set to belkin for this experiment.

    according to the tutorial i used the network in airodump-ng is supposed to report the length of the essid, however, when I use airodump-ng it only picks up length=0 instead of 6. When using mdk3 it shows the correct ssid after a quick dictionary attack.

    router problem or my problem?

    thanks in advance
    If the nothing was changed on the router between testing between airodump and mdk3, then it is NOT the router

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    Default Re: Hidden SSID length issue[airodump-ng]

    Normally just the router not revealing the length of the ESSID.

    Check out aircrack documentation on hidden SSIDs + length 0

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    Default Re: Hidden SSID length issue[airodump-ng]

    Quote Originally Posted by TAPE View Post
    Normally just the router not revealing the length of the ESSID.

    Check out aircrack documentation on hidden SSIDs + length 0
    Thanks!

    I read up on http://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=airodump-ng and scrolled down to the Hidden SSID section.

    Turns out my router doesn't send the length but some do.

    Thanks again.
    -ryannathans

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