Wireless network cannot connect to AP automatically

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Scott, May 2, 2010.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    I have a Netgear AP at home. A couple of laptop computers are connecting to
    the AP successfully. One of computers (Compaq NC6400) is intermittently
    connecting to the AP. At the end of day, I discover that boardcasting of
    SSID can improve connection rate for that computer. Is that computer
    configured something wrong to have such issue? Is there any way to correct
    it as I would not like to broadcast the SSID as a measure of security?

    Thanks,

    Scott
    Scott, May 2, 2010
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  2. Scott

    Barb Bowman Guest

    Not broadcasting the SSID is mistakenly thought by a lot of people to be a
    measure of security. It really isn't at all. Use WPA2-AES security and broadcast
    the SSID and you should be secure.

    On Sun, 2 May 2010 11:23:06 +0800, "Scott" <> wrote:

    >I have a Netgear AP at home. A couple of laptop computers are connecting to
    >the AP successfully. One of computers (Compaq NC6400) is intermittently
    >connecting to the AP. At the end of day, I discover that boardcasting of
    >SSID can improve connection rate for that computer. Is that computer
    >configured something wrong to have such issue? Is there any way to correct
    >it as I would not like to broadcast the SSID as a measure of security?
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    >Scott

    Barb Bowman
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    Barb Bowman, May 2, 2010
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