Re: case and substring problem of essid

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-06-04 16:44:30 UTC

On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 07:28:59PM +0800, Paul Tang wrote:

> And both of them have the problem:
> if at first we set both AP and STA to essid: abc, then the connection is
> ok.
> and right after above settings, if we set AP to essid ABC or abccc (STA
> remains abc)
> then the connection is
> still ok.

This is expected behavior.. Changing essid does not disassociate stations and the previously associated stations will continue to operate as far as the AP is concerned. Station code could of course notice the essid change in the beacon frames and try to re-associate or terminate association. If you would like to flush all station data, you would need to issue 'iwpriv wlan0 maccmd 4', i.e., kickall, command after changing essid. This will force the stations to re-associate and the new essid should then be in use.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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