Embedding an SSID in a web page

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  1. Cadbury

    Cadbury Member

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    Is it possible to code HTML or is there a well known applet which allows a user to click on it and be connected to a specific wireless SSID using an embedded key?
     
  2. SaTaN

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    More context is needed for a better answer, but not that I know of. Depending what you want to do you could maybe use WPS pin's to do it
     
  3. heydonms

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    No, a browser won't allow a website to alter the machine's network configuration and with very good reason. It would be a massive security hole.

    I suppose you might make something using java or a program that the user could download, but it seems like it would be much easier to just provide clear, step by step instructions.

    What problem are you trying to solve?
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I'm trying to send users instructions for how to connect to an SSID whose WPA2 key changes frequently. I was hoping to make it as simple as 'click here', but a set of clear instructions looks like the way to go.
     
  5. SaTaN

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    Why does your key change frequently?
    Who are your AP users?
     
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    I know for Android users you can give them a QR code with the SSID and password to auto-connect. Not sure about desktop OSes.
     
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    These are good questions, what is the purpose of changing it regularly? There may be a better solution in which case it makes your original question redundant.
     
  8. Munity

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    you could have them download a executable (or installer) that automatically installs the config to the correct area (or run a batch file that does it)
     
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    Move away from WPA2 PSK to WPA2 Enterprise.

    No shared keys, authentication is done by PKI.
     

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