Cannot connect to hidden SSID

Dmitry Baryshev ksquirrel.iv at
Mon Feb 16 07:06:03 EST 2009

2009/2/16 Jouni Malinen <j at>:
> On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 08:31:26PM -0500, Dmitry Baryshev wrote:
>> It works fine with wpa_supplicant 0.5.11 when SSID is broadcasted. But
>> when broadcasting is disabled, supplicant cannot connect to wireless
>> network. AP is a D-Link router WBR-2310. Client is based on VIA chip
>> (VT6566). Kernel is 2.6.26. I run supplicant with -dd option, and here
>> is the log file: Any ideas? Thanks!
> Which driver are you using? Are you sure it supports per-SSID scanning
> (i.e., scan_ssid=1)? If not, you could test this with ap_scan=2 mode.
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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The driver is vntwusb.ko for VIA chips. ap_scan=1 or =2 didn't help.
It seems that it's problem with the driver, because I've just
installed newer version and it works fine with hidden SSID, but now
doesn't work with visible SSID :))

Regards, Krasu.

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