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Old 09-07-2009, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To me broadcasting one's SSID for a home network is a serious security risk so I prefer not to do this.
This is a misconception that many people have. It actually gives a false sense of security and does not provide any real protection. Some info here:

Your SSID Isnxxx8217;t Hidden Forever - www.wi-fiplanet.com
Wi-fi Mythbuster: Do NOT hide your SSID - TECH.BLORGE.com

Edit, better article here:
http://blogs.technet.com/steriley/ar...ess-ssids.aspx
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