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Both an extreme newbie and a networking question, but I guessed this was the best place for it Having googled the above question I got one hit on another forum ...
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- 05-28-2005 #1
Difference between ESSID and SSID
Having googled the above question I got one hit on another forum asking the same question but not getting an answer. I've searched these boards but got more than 1200 results, the first few of which I looked at but couldn't see the answer.
So it seems that the question should be pretty simple: what is the difference between an ESSID and an SSID? If indeed there is a difference, I would be interested in how one could extrapolate the former from the latter.
Thanks for your attention
- 05-28-2005 #2
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- 05-28-2005 #3
thanks for that tip, retired1af
Slightly worrying, though, that the one source of a definition for ESSID
( http://support.intel.com/support/wir...1/glossary.htm )
seems to me to be contradicted by many others in its definition of an SSID:
Intel defines an SSID as being used to identify clients,
whilst most others agree that an SSID identifies a network...
But if intel's definition of an ESSID is accurate, then basically an SSID identifies a nework, and an ESSID identifies a client.
- 11-20-2009 #4
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SSID can be either ESSID or BSSID. So really they are all the same thing.