Some wireless clients cannot detect my unbroadcast Aironet AP

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Mr_Huang, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Mr_Huang

    Mr_Huang Guest

    Some of the wireless clients (Windows XP Pro with built-in Intel
    ProSet G Wireless client) cannot detect my unbroadcast Aironet AP.

    It finally worked after I have updated the Intel driver and the ProSet
    Software which downloaded from HP support web.

    However, my new laptop with Vista is working prefectly fine. I have
    tested on another Windows XP with newer Intel Proset and it rocks.

    Only enabled G (A is disabled) with WPA-PSK personal in my AP.
    Is there a reason why?
    Mr_Huang, Jul 4, 2008
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    Sam Wilson Guest

    There are some versions of Windows (XP pre-SP3 certainly, I'm not sure
    what else) that have trouble connecting to non-broadcast SSIDs. I don't
    have many other details, I'm afraid.

    Sam Wilson, Jul 16, 2008
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    Uli Link Guest

    Use the Intel ProSET instead of the braindead Windows built-in supplicant.
    The Windows supplicant has problems connecting to hidden SSIDs,
    especially when broadcasted SSIDs are in range of the scanning client.
    Uli Link, Jul 16, 2008
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