[Bug 330811] Re: Can't connect to a hidden network

Christiansen susebruger at mailme.dk
Thu Apr 2 19:02:02 UTC 2009


Did a fresh install of 9.04 Beta today and updated it from the main repository.  Still not able to connect to a hidden SSID with plasma-widget-network-manager (PWNM) and a ThinkPad buildin Intel 2915ABG adapter.
Removed the SSID from Network-Managment rebooted, disabled the buildin adapter in BIOS, and after login to KDE inserted a Cisco PCMCIA Atheros AR5212 based adapter. Recreated the SSID in Network-Managment and waited a while, executing nm-tools to find out if the hidden SSID was listed. The SSID did not show up at any time until I forced a scan by using "wpa_supplicant", then the PWNM recognized it an connected.
Removed the SSID from Network-Managment and shutdown the box, removed the PCMCIA adapter and booted. As above I inserted a 3COM USB WiFi stick with Zyxel zd1211 chipset, recreated the SSID and waited as described above - no connection until a scan was forced by "wpa_supplicant"

All tests was done using a Cisco router with a build Atheros based radio
as access point. Using WPA2 and CCMP encryption, and a simpel secret on
8 characters.

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Can't connect to a hidden network
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