Gutsy and Atheros - now working

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Oct 31 18:29:42 UTC 2007


Thomas Olsen wrote:

> On Tue 30 October 2007 22:44, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Actually, while using Network Manager I'm not sure you _can_ turn off
>> broadcasting.  I don't subscribe to the devel list anymore, so it may
>> have changed, but it didn't used to connect to hidden ssids, and I got
>> the impression the developers were against letting it, on the grounds
>> that
>> hiding an SSID is poor security.  It is, but if the network you have to
>> connect to has no broadcast SSID, it's not helpful to tell the users to
>> complain to the sysadmins.
> 
> You tur off broadcasting this SSID in the router/AP, not in
> NetworkManager.

yes, I knew that, and didn't suggest that you would turn it off in NM.

> And NM has a menu-entry to connect to other networks and 
> that is used to connect to a network that doesn't broadcast its SSID. It
> least it was like that last time I used NM.

Last time I checked you can't do that on a secured network - with either WEP
or WPA.  It only worked for unsecured networks.
-- 
derek





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