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force connect to hidden wireless network

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 05:30:44PM -0500, Tom Metro wrote:
> On my Ubuntu desktop I have it configured to automatically connect to my
> wireless network, and I have the "Available to all users" option checked
> in Network Manager so the connection gets established before I login to
> However, it seems to go through periods where it will fail to connect
> prior to X login, and even then it doesn't list my WLAN as an available
> network. I'm assuming this is because it is a "hidden" network and it
> takes it a while to catch a packet with the SSID.
> At the last BLU meeting I believe I heard Jerry say something about
> using iwconfig to set the ESSID. Is that correct, and if so what are the
> specifics?

iwconfig wlan0 essid "EssIDname"


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