still having problems w/ hidden essid

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Jun 12 19:24:45 PDT 2005

On Sun, Jun 12, 2005 at 09:49:25PM -0400, Charles Griffin wrote:

> 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.

> WPA: Selected cipher suites: group 30 pairwise 24 key_mgmt 2
> WPA: using GTK CCMP
> WPA: using PTK CCMP

Are you using CCMP or TKIP as the encryption algorithm?

> Here is my wpa_supplicant.conf:
> ap_scan=2
> network={
> ssid="myessid"
> proto=WPA
> key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
> psk="mypsk"
> }

Please read the comments about ap_scan=2 mode in the example
wpa_supplicant.conf file. This mode requires that the encryption
parameters (e.g., pairwise_cipher) are set explicitly whereas your
configuration file is allowing all cipher suites and is likely to cause
problems if you do not happen to use the most secure one.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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