WPA-PSK only authenticates if essid is broadcast
cngriffin at gmail.com
Wed May 4 22:30:59 EDT 2005
I am running Slackware 10.1 on a Dell 700m laptop which has the Dell
1450 dual band internal wireless (802.11a/b/g, 54 Mbps) integrated
card. I use ndiswrapper v1.1 and the windows driver along with
wpa_supplicant 0.3.8 and it works great in connecting to my Apple
airport extreme base station set with wpa-psk encryption. The only
problem is that wpa_supplicant will only find the router and
authenticate if I set the essid to broadcast. If the essid is not
broadcast, wpa_supplicant says it cannot find any access point.
When I built wpa_supplicant, I used these options in my .config file:
My wpa_supplicant.conf file is:
I would really like to be able to turn off my essid broadcast. Any
suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
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