Retreive Wireless SSID BSSID encrption type and Authentication type


  • I surf the internet about three weeks ,it still can solve this problem thanks.

    I use to WLAN API WlanGetNetworkBssList and  WlanGetAvailableNetworkList

    to get SSID BSSID and encrption type and authetication type


    in  WlanGetNetworkBssList  has BBSID and SSID,but it does not encrption type and authetication type

    and in   WlanGetAvailableNetworkList has SSID encrption type and authetication type ,but  it does not BSSID .

    using WlanGetNetworkBssList example in MSDN, let two SSID with the same encrption type and  authetication type ,it detect is wrong.

    I set the two APs with same SSID and different encrption type and  authetication type ,

    but i want to distinguish them.

    I found it difficult, using  

    also I use the command "netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid"

    it also the same encryption type and authentication type with the same SSID

    anyone how to solve this problem . I test many open source software ,it still have the same problem

    How can i can distingisuh two machine with the same SSID and different BSSID and different encryption type and authentication type . and can show it together


    Saturday, March 30, 2013 12:31 PM

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  • Hello,
    Welcome here.

    Based on your description, I will move this thread to a more appropriate forum: Windows Desktop SDK.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Elegentin Xie
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    Monday, April 01, 2013 4:45 AM
  • thanks for your reply

    because i want to detect refuge APs in our enviroment

    so i would like to know how to distinguish them


    Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:56 AM
  • thanks for your suggestion.

    sorry my type error ,the correct is  "rogue" wireless access point detection

    your solution is a a good solution ,but it need to compare BSSID,

    so I would like to find rogue wireless if it is not encprtion.

    I would like to  filter non encryption APs,I think get correct APs encrption type is needed.

    I surf internet about one month.I didn't find the source code how to distinguish two different encryption type and have the same SSID.


    Monday, April 08, 2013 6:58 AM