Re: Connect Button

On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 19:03 -0400, Stuart D. Gathman wrote:
> Dan Williams wrote:
> > In the ideal case, the admin would have pre-loaded the list of BSSIDs of
> > the hidden network into GConf and the user wouldn't have to manually
> > connect via a button, because NM would be able to match up the scanned
> > BSSIDs with known SSIDs, and thus would auto-connect.  0.7 needs both
> > the SSID and a scanned BSSID to complete a connection, so just trying to
> > connect with the SSID will fail.
> >   
> Hopefully, I'm missing some context on this.  Our public library has a 
> hidden SSID for some reason.  To connect with NetworkManager currently 
> (Fedora 8), we just enter the SSID in "connect to other network".   
> Hopefully, "just trying to connect with the SSID" will still work in 
> some fashion.

"Connect to other..." doesn't require a seen AP, but you really don't
want to have to do that every single time.  Should only have to happen
once, at which point NM caches the BSSID and life proceeds as normal...

What wifi card and driver?


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