Android L Lets You Keep Your Home Wi-Fi Password Secret

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WyomingKnott

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My Android tablet (Asus TF300T) can't connect to my Wifi if I hide my SSID. That's pretty weak right there. If I set it all up connected, turn of Wifi on the pad, stop SSID broadcase, and turn Wifi back on on the pad, the pad can't connect. So I have to leave my SSID broadcast on, which is against my training.

Is this a feature of Android, or just a bad implementation in that device?
 

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Windows Phone 8.1 includes effortless Wifi network sharing to all my contacts who have a Windows Phone. Google's way seems interesting but less convenient.
 

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Disabling SSID broadcast is actually a violation of the 802.11 RFCs, which require that it be broadcast. Equipment that adheres strictly to those RFCs will refuse to connect to a hidden network. This is correct behavior.
 

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Don't waste your time hiding your SSID as wifi tools still can figure out your SSID and MAC address which can be spoofed. Better off making sure you are using WPA2 with long key. Don't use TKIP either.
 
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