F12 EEEPC 1000H WLAN with hidden SSID no go

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Nov 27 02:06:33 UTC 2009


Bernd Bartmann wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I just installed F12 on my EEEPC 1000H. Everything is working fine
> besides the WLAN connection to an access point with hidden SSID.
> I installed the rt2860 drivers from rpmfusion, activated
> wpa_supplicant and now I can see the WLAN acces point of my neighbors
> in Network Manager, but after entering the details of my own hidden
> WLAN Network Manager keeps asking for the WLAN passphrase again and
> again.
>
> I also have Ubuntu 9.10 on this EEEPC and there the connection to my
> hidden WLAN worked out of the box. Also, on a DELL D620 laptop with
> Intel WLAN card and F12 the connection to my hidden WLAN works just
> fine.
>
> Any ideas how to get this going on the EEEPC in F12?

Unhide your SSID.  It does not increase your security.

I published the original paper on this, but it is hard to find in the 
PDF format.  I have it in txt format at:

http://www.htt-consult.com/Docs/The_myth_of_hiding%20SSIDs.htm





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