F12 EEEPC 1000H WLAN with hidden SSID no go
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Tue Nov 24 00:53:46 UTC 2009
On Mon, 2009-11-23 at 19:01 +0100, Bernd Bartmann wrote:
> Any ideas how to get this going on the EEEPC in F12?
First hint: Stop hiding your SSID, and see if it works.
Info: Hiding your SSID doesn't make you more secure, it doesn't even
hide your access point from other people, it just shows up as an
un-named access point. Your access point is still, merrily,
transmitting beacon pulses (probably several times a second, by
default), announcing that there's an access point, here.
The SSID is an important part of normal networking. When you
deliberately break things, you can expect problems to crop up.
And if you have neighbours who have followed the same silly advice about
hiding their SSID, it gets even more tricky for you all to connect to
the right access points.
[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r
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