NYC schools and cloaked APs

Motaib Abdel AMotaib at
Wed May 7 16:12:15 EDT 2008

The current wireless infrastructure uses open authentication with static
WEP and cloaked SSIDs.





From: ricardo.c.carrano at [mailto:ricardo.c.carrano at]
On Behalf Of Ricardo Carrano
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 4:02 PM
To: C. Scott Ananian
Cc: cortland.setlow at; Lai Bruce; Motaib Abdel; Vigilante Steve;
Bentahar Latif; Kambouras Tom; Kerner Marty; Devel
Subject: Re: NYC schools and cloaked APs


On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 1:05 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at>

	2008/5/3 Ricardo Carrano <carrano at>:

	> NYC schools use cloaked access points to provide wireless
	> We currently do not support cloaked APs (and ... ok, they
hardly provide any
	> additional security).

	From looking through the code, the most elegant & supportable
	seems to be to be to extend the results returned by
	"get networks" dbus interface (code in
	/usr/share/sugar/shell/hardware/ to include a number
	'statically configured' networks from
	Once nmclient's datastructure is extended in this way, the rest
of the
	UI and nmclient code should work 'as is' to display these
networks in
	the mesh view and allow connections to them.
	Another alternative is to simply hack some dbus-send commands
	rc.local to force NetworkManager to connect to the proper
	Ricardo, Blake's asked for more information to help work on the
	NetworkManager side of this.  Is it just a cloaked AP, or is
	WEP/WPA/WPA2 involved, etc?

Sounds like a great plan (or two)!

NYC friends:
Are the APs in NYC schools open?



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