I was wondering if anybody knew what the maximum string length of a browser's SSID is or where I could go to look for that sort of information. (From a spec of some sort)
According to the documentation of the standard, the length of an SSID should be a maximum of 32 characters (32 octets, normally ASCII letters and digits, though the standard itself doesn't exclude values).
Some access point/router firmware versions use null-terminated strings and accept only 31 characters.
Here is the paragraph defining from the IEEE standard document :
Download link: PDF. Telecommunications and information exchange between systems — Local and metropolitan area networks — Specific requirementsPart 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications)*
This page says 32 characters.
An SSID for a wireless network has a maximum length of 32 characters
Changing the length of SSID is irrelevant to the security of the wifi network. It can be sniffed from air easily, kismet will show it to you regardless if you're 'hiding' SSID or not.
it is 32 characters so if your 64 bit WEP key is 32 characters long you can use it also as your SSID. it is not safe to have both the SSID and the WEP KEY the same.
protected by Sven♦ Jul 10 '17 at 13:43
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