Definitions for "ESSID"
Keywords:  ssid, aslso, bssid, wifi, wireless
(Extended Service Set Identifier) is a unique identifier which is attached to the header of packets sent over a WLAN. The ESSID differentiates one WLAN from another, so all access points and all devices attempting to connect to a specific WLAN must use the same ESSID. A device will not be permitted to join the network group unless it can provide the same unique ESSID. An ESSID is also referred to as a Network Name because essentially it is a name that identifies a wireless network. The ESSID is a 32-character maximum string and is case-sensitive. See aslso: SSID Ethernet
All data sent through an 802.11 wireless network is tagged with an SSID that identifies the data as belonging to that network. SSIDs allow the areas of wireless networks to overlap while allowing users to connect only to their preferred access point. Wireless clients must be set up with the correct SSID in order to use the wireless network. Back
ESSID stands for Extended Service Set Identifier. It is a way to identify a WiFi network by name. Also called SSID and BSSID.