name (SSID) Element

The name (SSID) element contains the SSID of a wireless LAN.

<xs:element name="name">

The element is defined by the SSID element.


Names are case-sensitive.

Although the hex and name elements are optional, at least one hex or name element must appear as a child of the SSID element.

When profile information is converted to an SSID, the hex element is converted to the SSID (if present) and the name element is ignored. If the hex element is not present, the name element is converted to an SSID using Unicode to ASCII conversion.

When an SSID is stored in a profile, the hex element is always generated. The name element is only generated if the both the ASCII to Unicode conversion of the SSID and the XML profile generation are successful. Some information from the original SSID may be lost when it is converted to a name.

Windows XP with SP3 and Wireless LAN API for Windows XP with SP2:  XML escape characters, such as &, are not displayed. Avoid using XML escape characters in SSID names for profiles deployed on Windows XP with SP3 and Wireless LAN API for Windows XP with SP2.


To view sample profiles that use the name element, see Wireless Profile Samples.


Minimum supported client

Windows Vista, Windows XP with SP3 [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]


Wireless LAN API for Windows XP with SP2

See also

Definition context of element in schema
Possible immediate parent element in schema instance