Connecting a Wi-Fi Network with hidden SSID

Symptom

The device does not connect to a wireless network with hidden SSID.

Problem

An option in the devices' network configuration is missing.

Solution

The GEL Universal Desktop Linux v5 manual describes in detail how to connect to a hidden wireless network.

For older versions such as Universal Desktop Linux 4.12.100, 5.01.100 and 1.06.100 (SoC):

  1. Start local IGEL Setup or open device configuration in UMS
  2. Go to Network > LAN Interfaces > Wireless > Authentication > WPA Encryption
  3. Set parameter AP Scan Mode = no broadcast
  4. Save your settings

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Last update: June 3, 2019