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Meandlinux
October 17th, 2010, 10:36 PM
Wireless worked when I broadcasted the SSID, but now when I have hidden it it will not connect. Help! :)

Edit: Enabled SSID broadcasting again, since hiding it means less security I read.

bigfootnmd
October 18th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Hmm,

It seems to me that if you HIDE your SSID (that is to say stop broadcasting it) your 'wifi' connection will not appear on the list of available connections. However, can't you EDIT connections and fill in all the information?

bkratz
October 18th, 2010, 02:43 PM
Wireless worked when I broadcasted the SSID, but now when I have hidden it it will not connect. Help! :)

Edit: Enabled SSID broadcasting again, since hiding it means less security I read.

Found this about security and hidden SSID's, might be interesting reading

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9572423&postcount=13