still having problems w/ hidden essid

Petros Kolyvas pkolyvas
Sun Jun 12 18:56:03 PDT 2005

Charles Griffin wrote:
> Hello there---
> I have been trying to get my dell 700m with internal dell 1450 a/b/g
> wifi card to connect to my router when the essid broadcast is
> disabled.  I tried this earlier on an apple extreme base station with
> no luck.  I am now trying it with a linksys wrt54g and still no luck. 
> Everything works fine and wpa works great if essid is broadcast.

Have you tried to set the essid using iwconfig before you run 
wpa_supplicant? that is what I have to do to connect to my network with 
a hidden essid.


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