[OLPC-AU] Hidden SSID and Proxy settings
Dr. Gerald Ardito
gerald.ardito at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 20:38:12 EST 2011
I have just gotten around to working with this.
I had success starting in Gnome, then connecting to the hidden network. And
this kept when I switched back to Sugar.
But, when I restarted, the hidden network was still hidden, and I had to do
Is there anyway to make this change permanent?
I have tried the instructions on the wiki
But these instructions do not seem to work.
What can I do? Again, we are running the laptops on version 10.1.3.
On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 7:45 PM, Sridhar Dhanapalan
<sridhar at laptop.org.au>wrote:
> 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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> >> [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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