Short for Service Set IDentifier, SSID is a 32 alphanumeric identification given to devices on a wireless network. A device wanting to connect to a wireless network with a SSID enabled must have the same SSID in order to communicate. When connecting to a home network you may see multiple SSIDs from your neighbors wireless routers.
A BSSID, short for Basic Service Set Identifier unlike the SSID is unique to the access point and does not transfer between multiple access points.
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