AP Name Broadcasting – Can you help?

I have created a “page” on this blog, where I would like to compile data regarding the AP Name Broadcast feature offered (or not) from each of the Wi-Fi Vendors.

I am very keen to keep the information on this page up to date and accurate!

If you have detail to add, or you spot an error, please, please reach out to me, either via the comments section or directly! @nickjvturner on Twitter

Link: Access Point Name Broadcast: Which Wi-Fi Vendors support this?

Link: Introductory Blog Post on this topic over on the Ekahau Blog


How Can You contribute?

For each Wi-Fi Vendor I need:

  • Autonomous / Site Survey Mode
    • AP to be configured with a hostname
    • Packet Capture of a beacon frame, so we can identify if the AP supports Name Broadcasting
  • Controller / Cloud Managed Mode
    • AP to be configured with a hostname
    • Packet Capture of a beacon frame, so we can identify if the AP supports Name Broadcasting
  • Maximum character length test
    • If the Vendor does support Name Broadcasting, next I want to test the maximum characters possible in the broadcast Name field
    • Set the AP Name to: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • If all characters are present within the beacon frame, then extend the hostname
  • How does the Vendor refer to this feature?
    • A brief description of how the feature may be enabled / disabled

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