InsSSider does not detect hidden SSIDs.Says here it does http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/28653/debunking-myths...
Who is he? Why should I care what he says?
If an SSID is not broadcast in the beacon from an AP, then inSSider will NOT be able to retrieve it. The information is simply not transmitted from the AP - you can consult the IEEE 802.11 standard if you don't believe me. When this is the case, some STA drivers will not even report the AP to the operating system if it is not associated with it, so there will be no network at all in inSSider. Most actually do report it, but in inSSIDer the SSID name will either be blank or say unknown. Try it yourself, version 1, version 2, it doesn't matter.
And the important point, if transmit beacons are disabled altogether from a closed-network enterprise AP, then inSSIDer will not show the network whatsoever, regardless of the STA or driver or OS used.
Edited by vimto_girl (Wed 04-Jan-12 20:14:14)