WPA-PSK only authenticates if essid is broadcast

Petros Kolyvas pkolyvas at gmail.com
Thu May 5 13:00:00 EDT 2005


> I think if wpa_supplicant could combine the results of AP scan as well 
> as try connecting with the network entries that are market hidden in the 
> config file this would not be an issue. When I have some time, I will 
> try to patch wpa_supplicant to do this. I've asked in this list about it 
> (with cc to Jouni) but got no response. Hopefully, we will get a 
> response this time.
> 

If wpa supplicant could somehow set the cards essid to the network it's 
trying to connect to before it makes an attempt, would be wonderful.

My ssid is hidden and I have to 'iwconfig eth1 essid ShiftFocus' before 
I attempt to associate with wpa_supplicant if I'm coming from another 
network or a reboot.

Pk
yoink@#ipw2200



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