SSID broadcasts

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by archae0, May 7, 2005.

  1. archae0

    archae0 Network Guru Member


    I can only connect when I enable SSID broadcast. It's the same on all of my systems

    OS Windows XP SP2
    wireless adapters WMP54G driver ver 2.2.30
    router WRT54G firmware ver 3.03.6

    Any help is appreciated

  2. archae0

    archae0 Network Guru Member

    If anyone is curious, I found a Linksys engineer who says it's a bug in Microsoft XP SP 2 that is causing the problem.
  3. distantcoder

    distantcoder Network Guru Member

    Try this?

    SSID Broadcast being turned on or off shouldn't matter one way or another as far as your ability to connect.

    Turn off SSID Broadcast,
    Turn off your encryption.

    I have found Some SSID to be case sensative, make sure as you set up your client connections that they are spelled the same.

    I find that using an SSID of 10 or 26 HEX Characters 0-9,A-F is a good thing to do in practice.

    If you can get your client to connect then make sure you are typing in all your settings correct.

    Linksys tech people have a tendancy to shift blame when they cannot fix or assist in fixing your problem.

    Good Luck.

  4. xb0xb0y

    xb0xb0y Network Guru Member

    well, until i upgraded to the most recent firmware, my m$ mn-740 wireless xbox game adapter would connect to my wrt54g unless ssid broadcast was turned on. so it could be that your wireless adapter does not support disabling ssid broadcast. you should check the specs of your hardware.
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