nl80211, wext, dhclient

Simon Kitching simon at
Fri Sep 4 15:08:53 EDT 2015

On 09/04/2015 08:47 PM, Simon Kitching wrote:
> Ok, found the triggering factor. The nl80211 driver doesn't work with 
> a hidden SSID. As soon as I switched my router to broadcast the id 
> (and updated wpa_supplicant config to match), that driver works fine. 
> Is that expected?
And by the way, this problem affects systemd-networkd but not 
NetworkManager; when running deb8(+kernel4.1.0) with NetworkManager on 
the same laptop, it connects to the hidden SSID fine.

Regards, Simon

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