Ubuntu Networking :: Connect To Hidden Wireless Network?
Apr 8, 2010
When I click on the 'connect to hidden wireless network' I get a pop up window. All boxes are selectable with 'new' as the connection. If I click on that drop down and select my ESSID, all the boxes, including the 'connect' box are greyed out. If I enter new network name and the security I can get a connection. If I put down my original ESSID down as the new network name, it works, but if I then look at network preferences, I have two wireless connections with the same name.
My network has SSID broadcast turned off, it took me several attempts before the crappy ubuntu network manager figured out that I want to connect to that network automatically.
Yesterday my laptop ran out of battery and entered on hibernation. Now, the crappy network manager can not connect to the network anymore. I tried everything. I restarted, I removed the connection from the list. But after asking to connect to the network, and enter the SSID and the WEP key, it simply won't connect.
The worst part is when I tried to load a pre-defined configuration using "Edit Connections", It displays the connection name, but the "Connect" button is disable.
Is there any way to connect to this hidden network? Or it is not supported.
I am having a little trouble connecting to my wireless network. Running Fedora 10 32 bit.I'm trying to connect to a hidden wireless network. I updated the firmware for my driver but apparantly the driver is still not working. Broadcom has a driver from their website for Linux 32 bit systems. Should I attempt to install it? I read a post where the driver is built into the system kernel. If so I would need to blacklist the one of the drivers. Correct?
[justin@justin ~]$ iwlist scan lo Interface doesn't support scanning. eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning. wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning. code....
Problem: I run WPA2 Personal encryption on all my wireless devices. At work we use Cisco WAPs and I can connect flawlessly, simply by entering the password. At home I use Apple's Timemachine, which is basically an Airport Extreme A/B/G/N router.
I go to Network Manager and choose "Connect to Hidden Wireless Network". I enter in the SSID of my home wireless, choose WPA2 Personal, and enter in the password. After ~1 minute Network Manager spits back a window requesting the WEP key.... But I'm not running WEP. This is extremely frustrating. I delete the network and try again... same behaviour. My assumption is that this may be isolated to Airport Extreme network devices but I'd really love to find a fix. Just FYI: I have a MacBook Pro and a system running Vista that connect without a hitch.
I just wanted to share how I got my wireless network working after spending several hours doing it wrong. It might be helpful to others.My wireless router is set up as a "hidden network". That is, it doesn't broadcast the SSID to prevent hackers. My laptop connected fine under Windows, but not Ubuntu.Lots of posts told me to do stuff in the Network Manager. I tried, but I couldn't find the right settings. It turns out there are *TWO* different programs that control the network settings. I was using the wrong one.
To get to one of them you go to System/Preferences/Network Connections. This program is *NOT* Network Manager. Whatever I tried to set up in this program, I could not get a working connection. The other program, the *REAL* Network Manager, is a different program altogether. You get to it by clicking the network icon at the top right corner of the screen. The problem is you can barely see it if the network is not working. When the network is down, all you can see is a tiny greyed out triangle. That's the thing you have to click. After I clicked this and followed the steps under "Connect to a hidden network".
I just installed xubuntu on my desktop. I am using a D-Link USB to connect to the internet wireless. It picks up all of the other Networks around me, but when I try to connect to my hidden network, It will not connect. I made sure the name and password is correct. I really need to connect it to the internet.
After installing Fedora 15 on my notebook, I found that the one thing that I am unable to do is connect to a hidden encrypted wireless network automatically. I've seen plenty of people inquiring about this online but have found no solution. I can set up whatever I want to in my settings (using the old gnome2 interface setup, the gnome3 interface setup leaves the wireless options unconfigurable for some reason so I can't do anything with the "Network Name" dropdown)
All of my settings have been set up using the network manager from gnome2, but that doesn't seem to translate to my gnome3 desktop. So, is there any way to get the wireless to connect automatically on startup? I know my wireless card is working when I start my computer because it shows some of the networks in the area and I can connect to a few of the unprotected networks. This is the only problem I have with gnome3.
EDIT: from dmesg, I find the following: [485.63] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
EDIT #2: Going into the network settings just to play around with it, I discovered that the network name dropdown box appears to be grayed out, but now it works when I click it (didn't the first time) -- this allowed me to connect to my hidden wireless network. Still however, it does not connect automatically (system default is the hidden wireless network) and I still have the DNS problem
I have a CentOS 5.5 server running currently with a Netgear gigabit ethernet card and for wifi I have a wi-fi card with the chipset: RT2860.Now I have gotten the ethernet card and wi-fi card working but my main question is: How do you bridge the connection between the ethernet card and the wi-fi card to create a wireless network with a hidden ESSID if possible and WPA encryption? (So the server basically acts as a wireless router as well as doing all the other stuff I need to do on it).
Trying to convert from Slackware and on a less than 8 yr old gateway installed 10.04. My wireless network is hidden. Logs of the wireless router show dchp requests from xxx.xxx.xxx.45 and the associated offer back. I am assuming xxx.45 is the gateway box.When I open a terminal on the gateway box ifconfig shows the wlan0 to have the proper mac address of the usb wireless stick (intel).
I assume the proper drivers have been loaded as the mac address is recognized; I inputted the proper wep key as an address is offered by the router. Yet no internet connection. Am prepared to use the terminal [as gui screens don't seem to work] to change some file's wireless configuration setting but don't know where to look with Ubuntu.
Finally took the plunge and decided to give debian a go, not done so before as feared it would be too complicated. Net install went ok. Used to wiki to get me wireless up and running by copying those commands provided most of which made no sense (why the separate kernel image for wireless?).
Anyway seems to have worked so now to the problem I can't connect to my wireless network its not broadcasting so configured it manually the way I do in ubuntu through the net manager, it doesn't connect at all.
Installed 11.2 last night with KDE4. Using "Connect to other network" I could see all the private networks around, including my own.
Mine has an hidden SSID and WPA2-PSK security. Regardless of what I tried I couldn't connect. Both BSSID and password are correct (but there was no other choice than "WPA/WPA2 personal" under security).
So I go to work today and connect to an unsecure network with a visible SSID (and a lower signal quality) without any problems.
The problem with my wireless network. I have Dell DV6 Pavilion 2115 eg laptop and i installed Ubuntu 11.4 and internet and wireless worked, until i reboted my system it has disapear. I cant no longer to connect to a wireless network. It dont shows me any wireless network. My wireless card is Atheros AR 9285 802.11b/g/n Wifi Adapter
On my laptop HP presario, I installed Ubuntu 9.10 (Wubi). My Windows Vista connection works fine, but the Ubuntu cannot find my wireless network. My network card is the Belkin Wireless N (F5D8233-4v3). Do I have to use the ndis. On my desktop here, (wired) Ubuntu found my card without me having to do anything. What should I do. (unistall ubuntu and make do with Vista?)
I have installed the driver for my usb network adapterIt sees my adapter fineI see my two routers .....i have both a dsl routher and a router conntected to my cable modem ...it says signal strength of 90I see my neighbors network as well but when i try to connect to either of my routhersit will not let mei use WEB ... 128 bit..it asks for the passpharseit says it is activating....and the after a few minutes the same window back up againi know my pass phrase is correctwhen i reboot in windows ...everything works fine ...no problembut in 10.04 i can not connect to any networkwhat am i doing wrongI re entered my pass phrase a 100 times
I upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04 this morning, and I can't connect to my wireless network. The Network Manager shows it's there, with the correct SSID and security key and everything, yet it still won't connect. I'm using a D-Link DI-524 Wireless Router that I've never had any problem with before.
I'm having a little issue here with my laptop. I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick/Meerckat on my Lenovo Thinkpad T61p about 3 hours ago and it can't seem to connect to the wireless network... I've had the same problem when I moved from Windows to Ubuntu on my desktop but I've been able to fix it completely. The thing is I can't remember how I fixed it :S So, I updated my system, downloaded the additional drivers. Also, I cna connect to the ethernet network. To fix my desktop, I used some command lines that someone posted in a thread about the wireless keeping disconnecting... I just can't find that post though :S What I remember about the post was that there was someone who had posted a thing with like a parabolic thing around he wireless adapter (LOL)
Earlier in the week, I installed 10.10, but had awful problems trying to get the wireless networking working. Upgraded to 11.04, and wireless is sort of working. However, I am unable to connect to my wireless network. It sees the network, but just keeps asking me for the password. I enter this (I have checked that it is correct), but it just prompts again, after a little while. Networking through network cable works fine.
Wireless network is set up to use WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK. I have checked, and I do have wpa_supplicant loaded.
I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 from 10.10 a couple of days ago and now I cannot connect to my wireless network. I can see all the networks and I managed to connect to something called BTopenzone, just to see if I could connect to anything, and that worked. I also run windows 7 on the same computer and setup and it connects fine to my wireless network. Before I installed the Ubuntu upgrade I could connect without any problems. I've had a look at the settings for the connection in Ubuntu but I don't understand them.
My router is a dlink dir-655 My receiver is a edimax ew-7711uan wireless usb adapter
I've just finished doing the basic install of Ubuntu 10.04. I have the SSID, password, etc.set up for my wireless network. The network icon will show the PC is connected to the network but I can't connect to the internet. I'm using a Zoom 4411 Wireless-N USB adapter which works fine under Windows. I DL'd the driver files (rt2780) from Ralink using the Windows partition but they need to be compiled(the topic for another query.)Since I can't connect, I can't get Buildessential or Checkinstall.
I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop on which I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10. Most things work, but the wireless will not connect to my home wireless network (a Linksys WRT54G). (Cannot see any other WIFI antennas from here, so I don't know if it works on other networks). Ubuntu says I have an Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, Kernel Driver ipw2200.
When I try to look for a wireless network, Ubuntu doesn't see any. (Every other computer in the house does, Macs and PCs). I tried Connect to Hidden Wireless Network > New > and filled in the name and the WEP password that the Linksys gave me.When I select Connect to Hidden Wireless Network and select the network that I entered all the information for, the Connect button is always grayed out.
I cannot connect to my wireless network. i have a Dell mini 9 with ubuntu. i lost my internet service for a couple of days. it was back on today but when i went to connect to the internet the screen on my computer reads "OFFLINE MODE" Web Browser is in offline mode and cnnot connect to the internet. How do i fix?
I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit on my HP Touchsmart TX2 1020us which has a Broadcom 4322 chip. At first my computer didn't seem to see the card at all, but then I typed the command (sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source) and then restarted the computer and now I'm connected to the network, but cannot connect to the internet so how do I figure this out. Like I said I have very little experience with linux at all so please don't make your answers too complicated.
This is baffling me but I am easily baffled/baffeld? I carefully followed these instructions to install a a working driver http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=760568. It all went fine, my wireless light came on and it detected my wireless network. I know my WPA2 code (I can connect on the same computer in windows 7) and my keyring code. but I still can't connect it whirs away for quite a while before giving up and saying not connected.[Code]....
I have just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on an HP Pavilion dv6000 series laptop, dual-boot. Everything is working except the networking. It can see wireless networks, and when I type in the password for my wireless network, it tries to connect, then asks for the password again. When I plug in the Ethernet cable, again it tries to connect, but after a few seconds gives up and tells me I am now offline.