Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#9114 closed bug (fixed)

Can join hidden wireless network using command line only

Reported by: 6foot3 Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1/beta1
Component: Network & Internet Version: R1/alpha3
Keywords: hidden, SSID Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: x86


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.

Attachments (2)

listdevoutput.txt (2.5 KB ) - added by 6foot3 9 years ago.
syslog (217.7 KB ) - added by 6foot3 9 years ago.

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Change History (6)

by 6foot3, 9 years ago

Attachment: listdevoutput.txt added

by 6foot3, 9 years ago

Attachment: syslog added

comment:1 by 6foot3, 9 years ago

Summary: Can only join hidden wireless network from terminalCan join hidden wireless network using command line only

comment:2 by kallisti5, 9 years ago

Milestone: R1/alpha4R1/beta1

not enough time left to fix this in R1A4.. pushing back

comment:3 by 6foot3, 8 years ago

This ticket can be closed. I saw Axel's commit, hrev46110 "Support joining networks by address." and the issue has been resolved since then. Clicking on an un-named network from the network list now brings up a dialog box where the name can be entered, leading to a successful connection.

comment:4 by pulkomandy, 8 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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