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

From: Jeffrey Barish jeff_barish at earthlink.net
Date: Wed Jan 16 23:52:32 EET 2008
william maddler wrote:

> Kalle Valo wrote:
>> "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.).
> Yes, but if a SSID is hidden, well from my point of view there is no
> reason to *have* to show it in available networks list ;)
> If you have an AP not broadcasting SSID, simply create a new connection
> by hand. That's it.
> BTW, I agree with you that a hidden SSID won't improve network security

Thanks for the suggestion.  No, my SSID is not hidden.  I am using a Linksys
WRT-54G with WEP.  The day after I posted my initial message, the
connection was working again.  I am baffled, but for now, at least, there
is no problem.
Jeffrey Barish

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