No SSID - no link?

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  1. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    Most of the sites I'm based around don't have routers which broadcast the SSID. It seems that the Macs are incapable of re-attaching automatically to SSID nonbroadcasting routers. Is this an acknowledged problem or is there a switch?
     
  2. micsaund macrumors 6502

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    I do not broadcast my SSID and my MB connects without issues. I had to enter the SSID manually when I setup the connection, but since then, it's completely transparent.

    Mike
     
  3. Sesshi thread starter macrumors G3

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    So you don't have to keep putting in the SSID / WPA key?
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You are saving the password in the keychain, correct?
     
  5. micsaund macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it's saved. There's no way I'd want to re-enter everything every time I wake from sleep ;)

    Mike
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe I should have used direct address or a quote, but I was asking the OP. :p
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    FWIW I've had some trouble having my keychain "forgetting" (or not being able to access) my WEP key after some updates. I've had to remove the entry completely and save it anew about 3 times in the past year. You might try removing the entry and creating a new one as part of the debugging.

    B
     
  8. Sesshi thread starter macrumors G3

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    Good point. I should remember to do that as I've had Keychain related problems quite often.
     

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