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
Normally just the router not revealing the length of the ESSID.
Check out aircrack documentation on hidden SSIDs + length 0
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.