LKBEN11106: What is a SSID?


You need information aobut SSIDs.


You wnat o know what a SSID is.


SSID (Service Set Identifier) is a name that identifies a particular 802.11 wireless LAN.

The SSID can be up to 32 characters long. Normally all access points in a network broadcast their SSID to all client devices in their range.

The access point of a wireless network is configured with a SSID and only clients who know the correct SSID gain access to the network.


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 05/10/2020 | Comment: