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Question [Q] Android How to scan for hidden access points

how can i do programmatically scan for hidden Wireless Access Points, in android ? getScanResults give me only visible Access Points , but i need to discover hidden too.

When programmatically scanning Wi-Fi networks (using WifiManager.startScan() and WifiManager.getScanResults()), when the SSID broadcast is disabled on an access point and the access point has never been connected to the device, the ScanResult element for this access point does not appear in the list of access points returned.
 
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how can i do programmatically scan for hidden Wireless Access Points, in android ? getScanResults give me only visible Access Points , but i need to discover hidden too.

When programmatically scanning Wi-Fi networks (using WifiManager.startScan() and WifiManager.getScanResults()), when the SSID broadcast is disabled on an access point and the access point has never been connected to the device, the ScanResult element for this access point does not appear in the list of access points returned.
I'm pretty sure, that's not given by the android SDK - using root and some c based tools or busybox/roottoolbox could help :/

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