[Server-devel] Hidden SSID and Proxy settings

Dr. Gerald Ardito gerald.ardito at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 22:38:07 EST 2011

Jerry and James,

Both methods work within a session.
In GNOME, I can connect to the hidden network. And, if I change back to
Sugar, the connection is intact.
When I reboot, however, while the Wireless Connections UI (iin either GNOME
or Sugar using nm) shows the connection properly, it does not actually
connect to the hidden ssid.

Jerry, I have attached the file you requested.

Looking forward to making this work.

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 9:10 PM, Jerry Vonau <jvonau at shaw.ca> wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-03-02 at 20:54 -0500, Dr. Gerald Ardito wrote:
> > Hello again,
> >
> > I am just getting back to this.
> >
> > I have tried the instructions on the wiki at:
> > http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Wifi_Connectivity#SSID_Network_Name
> >
> > But these instructions do not seem to work. After making the changes,
> > nothing shows up in the Neighborhood view.
> >
> > 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 this again.
> >
> > Is there anyway to make this change permanent?
> Fire up the nm-connection-editor before you reboot, Find the connection
> under the wireless tab, tick both "Connect automatically" and "Available
> to all users". This creates a file in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts,
> forcing NM to bring up the connection on boot, before the UI loads and
> should be available in both Sugar and Gnome. You don't need to go into
> gnome to run the tool, in terminal: nm-connection-editor If you could
> send me the resulting ifcfg file from /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts,
> I'd be grateful for the example.
> Jerry
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