Can join hidden wireless network using command line only
|Reported by:||6foot3||Owned by:||nobody|
|Component:||Network & Internet||Version:||R1/alpha3|
When the wwireless network is not beoadcasting it's SSID, it still shows up as in the Nework Status applet and the Network Preferences window but trying to join it by clicking on it brings up an error message "Could not join wireless network: Invalid Argument"
Using the terminal, it is sometimes possible to join a open network that is not broadcasting it's SSID by issuing the "ifconfig [device name] join [network name]. Issuing this command pops up the dialog that allows you to enter the password but, it correctly assigns the "security" as open. All you have to do is click on the connect button and under the right conditions a succesful connection is made. I have not been able to figure out what causes it not to work at times or what precise steps to follow to get it to work every time.
When using the GUI, instead of complaining about "Invalid Argument", shouldn't it just pop up the connecction dialog and allow the user to enter the network name. I have not tested it on a network that is not broadcasting it's SSID and has it's security enabled.
This bug was filed using a netbook running haiku alpha 4 RC hrev44662, connected to the network in question.
Change History (6)
comment:1 by , 9 years ago
|Summary:||Can only join hidden wireless network from terminal → Can join hidden wireless network using command line only|