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    Since many commercial APs have the SSID broadcast option enabled by default, so clients can easily detect the presence of an AP. APs are also configured as DHCPs and Firewalls. Explain why it is suggested that for security reasons, owners should consider disabling the SSID and the DHCP functions.

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    Access points are automatically transmitting their SSID openly for client computers to search and roam to the Wi-Fi network or WLAN. Since it is openly transmitted, there is a chance that hackers can use the SSID to penetrate through the wireless network, thus an intrusion can occur. ...

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