WPS with hidden SSID and ap_scan==1 doesn't work

Jason Young a.young.jason
Tue Apr 6 17:52:21 PDT 2010


I'm trying to get WPS with hidden SSID to work with ap_scan==1. I
recognize that hidden SSID is disallowed with WPS by the WSC 2.0
specification (section 5) however I'd still like to get this working
with a Netgear WNDR3300 I have. The WPS protocol does succeeds and WPS
credentials are created but the supplicant fails when it tries to
connect to the new network because the AP, as it appears in the scan
results, has the wrong SSID. Since WPS creates the network block with
scan_ssid==0, the supplicant never scans for the specific SSID
provided in the WPS credentials.

Is there any way to workaround this problem other than updating the
network block with scan_ssid=1 after the supplicant fails to find the

-- Jason Young

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