Can we protect valid ssid from being broadcast by Mobile

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How to protect valid ssid from being used on a mobile hotspot?


The Aruba Access Points, and thus controller will detect those type of Mobile WIFI hotspots (e.g. MIFI hotspots) as " interferring access points ". Since there is no wired component on the mobile phone, it will not be classified as ROGUE on the controller or by the APs.

Protect SSID enforces that valid/protected SSIDs are used only by valid APs. An offending AP is contained by preventing clients from associating to it. This is applicable for non-adhoc networks.

This result below is using a Samsung android phone, hotspot enabled, code on controller, wpa2-psk ssid and it detected and deauthed the client within 2 seconds.





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