[maemo-users] Can't Wifi since loading OS2008

From: Kalle Valo kalle.valo at nokia.com
Date: Wed Jan 16 11:01:15 EET 2008
"ext william maddler" <news at maddler.net> writes:

> Jeffrey Barish wrote:
>> Since installing OS2008 on my N800, I am having trouble using Wifi.  I
>> created a connection using Connection manager (Tools | Connectivity
>> settings | Connections).  My N800 used to connect automatically whenever I
>> turned it on.  Now it does not, and my WAP does not even appear under
>> Select connection. 


> Perhaps you checked already, but is your WAP broadcasting SSID?

Good point. I have seen cases where people have forgotten that AP uses
hidden SSID and our UI does not show hidden SSIDs so they just think
something is broken. In that case the user has to create the
connection manually through Connectivity Control Panel Applet.

But my recommendation is not to use hidden SSID. It does not improve
security in any way and makes more difficult to implement WLAN drivers
(scanning is more complicated etc.). 

Jeffrey, I'm also interested details about your AP and it's settings.
Please describe more about your setup.

Kalle Valo

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