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

Christiansen susebruger at mailme.dk
Thu May 14 21:56:05 UTC 2009

I have tried to use plasma-widget-network-manager_0.0+svn966653-0ubuntu1~ppa1_i386.deb, with the new ability to connect to hidden networks, for a couple of days now.
For the Intel 2915ABG WiFI chipset, autoconnect after a reboot often seems to work, but takes up to one minute after the desktop is ready.

With Atheros 521x WiFi chipsets things seems worse. Using the 64 bit OS
it can connect, but you have to enter the SSID after every reboot to
connect to the hidden SSID network, filling your wireless connections in
Network management with a new entry every time. On the 32 bit OS I've
only managed to connect probably one time out of 20-30 times, and of
course no autoconnect occurred at all.

On the atheros boxes, removing rev. 966653 and installing rev. 964432
(without the menu entry for hidden networks) and autoconnect works again
on both 64 and 32 bit OS.

BTW Using  nm-applet (from Ubuntu) on all the boxes still connect fast,
easy and every time, but certainly doesn't integrate well with KDE
(keyring vs. kwallet) and do not auto start on login.

Can't connect to a hidden network
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