[OLPC-AU] Hidden SSID and Proxy settings

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Mon Jan 31 19:45:07 EST 2011

Yes, this is correct.

More recent OS builds have Browse and Firefox pick up their settings
from the GNOME settings instead of needing to go to about:config. To
do this, go to System -> Preferences -> Network Proxy.


On 1 February 2011 10:28,  <forster at ozonline.com.au> wrote:
> Gerald,
> I am pretty sure this got to you from Trent but here again just in case and a copy for the list
>> Hi Gerald
>> I had the same issue with the hidden wireless networks here at Education
>> Queensland. I have listed out what needed to be done below.
>> To connect to the hidden wireless network itself I had to switch to the
>> gnome desktop. From there you will be able to connect to a hidden
>> wireless network. You will have to manually input the SSID of your
>> network and the correct credentials.
>> After you have made the connection you will need to do the following to
>> ensure the browser will function with a proxy.
>> Put about:config in the address bar in browse
>> Scrolled to network.proxy.http and input your proxy
>> Went to network:proxy.http_port and input 80 (this may be different on
>> your network. You will need to check)
>> Went to network.proxy.type and input 1
>> Hope this helps
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: olpc-au-bounces at lists.laptop.org
>> [mailto:olpc-au-bounces at lists.laptop.org] On Behalf Of
>> forster at ozonline.com.au
>> Sent: Tuesday, 1 February 2011 9:12 AM
>> To: Dr. Gerald Ardito
>> Cc: olpc-au at lists.laptop.org
>> Subject: Re: [OLPC-AU] Hidden SSID and Proxy settings
>> I thought that something like this had come up on
>> olpc-au at lists.laptop.org if anyone can help Gerald, please do
>> Tony
>> > I am trying to connect XOs in a school which as a wireless network
>> > with a hidden SSID. Additionally, the school requires proxy settings
>> > to establish internet connections.
>> >
>> > Can someone help me with this?
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> > Gerald
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