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    Default WiFi connection non SSID broadcast network (WPA2)

    Hello,

    I am kind new to Backtrack. I have set up a WiFi WPA2 Personal network with a preshared key.

    Here is the issue:

    1) If my SSID broadcast is enabled then I am able to connect using my Key (via the Wcid program)

    2) If my SSIC broadcast is DISABLED then I able to see this via Wcid progrma, I use the same key but cannot connect. I receive the error: bad password.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: WiFi connection non SSID broadcast network (WPA2)

    you have to use the network button, then Hidden network. without the SSID, the key is useless

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    Default Re: WiFi connection non SSID broadcast network (WPA2)

    BT4 R2 on a Dell Latitude D830 with Intel 4965 AGN

    OK, I have the same problem. I have the SSID but it is "hidden" or as noted above, the AP is configured to not broadcast the SSID. In wicd-gtk I selected the network button, entered the SSID of the hidden network and wicd-gtk displays No wireless networks found. When I do an iwconfig the SSID I searched on appears in the ESSID: field which would indicate to me that perhaps the card is associated but is failing in the authentication piece. I do understand that the SSID is required to generate keys.

    When I configure the AP to broadcast the SSID, it shows up in the AP list and I can connect to it just fine in any number of ways, my favorite being WPA2-PSK.

    I have also tried this with all my other cards, all atheros cards, one of which is a Proxim Gold 11b/g card, kind of a... standard, and have the same issue. It is unlikely to be the card.

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    Default Re: WiFi connection non SSID broadcast network (WPA2)

    Well, interesting. By doing something which would normally be regarded as "stupid", that is, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, it finally worked. After entering the SSID under the network button, selecting OK, it comes back with no networks found, selecting refresh several times and lo and behold up pops the formerly "hidden" network with the correct SSID and now it authenticates. I would say there is a problem somewhere in the wicd code for "hidden" networks. I am going to test this to see if it is repeatable.

    It is

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    Default Re: WiFi connection non SSID broadcast network (WPA2)

    So now it just drops me periodically. Hmmm.

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    Default Re: WiFi connection non SSID broadcast network (WPA2)

    edit your post instead of double or triple posting please

    you can also try connecting via terminal like i do search the forums and i have some posts on that subject
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