Mint 12 KDE final, can't connect to hidden SSID [SOLVED]

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Mint 12 KDE final, can't connect to hidden SSID [SOLVED]

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I just installed it. No problems.
Wifi Broadcom recognized, but can't connect to a wifi network with a hidden SSID.
After entering name of SSID and hitting "ENTER"... nothing happens.
Whan I make SSID visible, everything is OK, in network connections I saved it as a system connection and connect automatically.
Then made wifi hidden again, still OK.
But after reboot - no wifi again.
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Re: Mint 12 KDE final, can't connect to hidden SSID

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SSID hiding isn't actually providing any kind of protection. Just enable WPA2 for best protection, leave the SSID visible and save yourself a headache 8)

https://blogs.technet.com/b/steriley/ar ... ssids.aspx
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Re: Mint 12 KDE final, can't connect to hidden SSID

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Thanks Vincent for your reply and security advices.
Off course I have a WPA2 personal protection enabled, as well as access restriction policy based od client MAC address. Plus my SSID is hidden. So protection should be on maximum in my environment.
Windows has no problem with hidden SSIDs, Mint 12 Gnome too, Mint 11 LXDE, Android phone, tablet... so I would like if someone could confirm this to be a bug in Mint 12 KDE, if not to look further into the problem...
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I am having the exact same problem. I try on the live disk Mint 12 KDE to run my wireless, which is the only way i can connect on that computer and the KDE network manager applet will NOT recognize that I have hit the enter key after entering in my hidden SSID. NOTHING I did was able to get me connected!! Still looking for a solution!
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Okay i just posted that, then tried a solution I found on the bug thread, apparently this is a big issue for Kubuntu (no surprise there)..here's what was suggested and I did it, and now am able to connect to my wireless..

1. Open Terminal
2. Type the following: sudo iwlist wlan0 scan essid YOURHIDDENSSIDHERE
3. (Replace YOURHIDDENSSIDHERE with whatever name you gave your network)
4. Left click on the KDE network manager applet.
5. Your SSID should now be visible, click on it, manage connections and enter password.
6. Send me cookies (chocolate peanut butter is always appreciated)
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THANKS MAN! Virtual cookies are on their way :)

fyi: I added a connection with the essid of my router and PSK etc, then ran your commands, and the wireless comes up straight away!
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Re: Mint 12 KDE final, can't connect to hidden SSID

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Can confirm bug still exists after upgrade to KDE 4.8. :-/
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Re: Mint 12 KDE final, can't connect to hidden SSID [SOLVED]

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Pariah wrote:here's what was suggested and I did it, and now am able to connect to my wireless..
Sorry Pariah for my late answering, your advice did the trick. Thanks.
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Pariah wrote:Okay i just posted that, then tried a solution I found on the bug thread, apparently this is a big issue for Kubuntu (no surprise there)..here's what was suggested and I did it, and now am able to connect to my wireless..

1. Open Terminal
2. Type the following: sudo iwlist wlan0 scan essid YOURHIDDENSSIDHERE
3. (Replace YOURHIDDENSSIDHERE with whatever name you gave your network)
4. Left click on the KDE network manager applet.
5. Your SSID should now be visible, click on it, manage connections and enter password.
6. Send me cookies (chocolate peanut butter is always appreciated)
Your'e the bloody man! 8)
I am banned due to sending food items by mail, but appreciated none the less.
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Just for the record..I'm the WO-man LOL...thanks for the cookies! 8)
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Pariah wrote:Just for the record..I'm the WO-man LOL...thanks for the cookies! 8)
Thank You Ma'am ;)
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lol Any time! :wink:
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Re: Mint 12 KDE final, can't connect to hidden SSID

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Pariah wrote:4. Left click on the KDE network manager applet.
Where is this?

I only see KDEWallet Configuration and KWallet Manager
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