Unable to connect to wireless 802.11 AP with hidden SSID
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Fri Aug 26 09:24:26 GMT 2005
Brooks Davis wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 05:46:53PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
>>Rudolf Cejka wrote:
>>> 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.
I'm 100% sure it was happening with my ndis card, fairly certain it was
happening with ath too, but I wouldn't swear to it.
Did you have a chance to review the patch submitted by Rudolf?
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