Michael Leone on 22 Mar 2008 14:06:36 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] the dreaded Wireless Monster<tm>

jeff wrote:
> Got a new laptop and am attempting to see if it will cooperate with my 
> network.  Spent countless hours tweezing and finally managed to get 
> wireless going.
> Unfortunately the only way I was able to make wireless happen was by 
> turning on SSID broadcast.  Does this indicate I did something else 
> wrong?  If I get it connected then turn off SSID at the router, the 
> connection drops and won't reconnect.  This was not a problem with the 
> original laptop.
> The laptop is a Dell, with one of those unmentionable Broadcomm wireless 
> units that require the Win driver+ndiswrapper.  There are countless web 
> pages with info and countless workarounds.  The OS is Xubuntu (I 
> purchased the laptop with FreeDos and did my install).

I believe that I have read that in KUbuntu, the KNetworkmanager will not 
work with hidden SSIDs. Perhaps XUbuntu is the same?
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