Unable to connect to wireless 802.11 AP with hidden SSID

Brooks Davis brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Fri Aug 26 04:11:20 GMT 2005


On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 05:46:53PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> Rudolf Cejka wrote:
> > Hello,
> >   after an upgrade from 5.x to 7.x (Aug 22), I'm unable to connect to
> > wireless 802.11 access point, which hides its own SSID, using dhclient
> > (manual settings do work, however it is not very good workaround...).
> 
> I can't judge the validity of the patch, but I did want to give a "me too"
> on the new dhclient inexplicably blanking a valid ssid when it's started.
> The ssid on my APs is not hidden now, although I have seen this behavior
> with both hidden and visible ssids.

Which device are you using?  This certainly sounds like a driver bug to
me.  I can't seem to trivialy replicate it with the iwi(4) or ath(4)
nics I use with me laptop.

-- Brooks

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