Airport and SSID Broadcast issue

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  1. DdMac679 macrumors member

    DdMac679

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    #1
    I am using a Linksys router in a WPA2 configuration and have absolutely no issues connecting and keeping connected to my wireless network, but as soon as I disable the SSID Broadcast I run into issues. I am constantly having to manually reconnect to the network like establishing a new connection. It seems Airport doesn't want to remember my previous wireless settings like it would if SSID Broadcast was enabled. I have 3 other wireless PC's in the house and there is no connection issues with them... just the Mac.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    In System Preferences > Network, click "Advanced...", then the "Airport" tab.

    Check "Remember networks this computer has joined".

    Also, your hidden SSID network should be listed in the Preferred Network list. It should be at the top of the list.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. DdMac679 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, I had all that you suggested already done but still run into the issue.
     
  4. Martyimac macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried deleting all the networks then resetting up your connection? I had this issue once and that worked. Make sure you set up the connection AFTER you turn SSID off. It also may take a couple of tries. I had to do it twice but then it stuck.

    Good luck.
     
  5. DdMac679 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tired it once and it didn't seem to work but it finally seems to have taken the second time. I am going to give it a few days and see what happens. Thanks for the help and I'll post back.
     
  6. DdMac679 thread starter macrumors member

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    That seems to have been the issue and has been working flawlessly ever since. Thanks again for the help.
     
  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    No problem - glad that was it! :)
     

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