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4722 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2007 1:05 AM by MikeAustwick
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2006 1:34 PM (in response to MikeAustwick)The aim of hiding or not broadcasting the SSID is so the name of the wireless network can not simply be scanned for.
When not broadcasting a user needs to enter the details manualy ie in the case of the iMac if you choose the other option (Airport settings on the top bar) and enter the details things should work.
Going to the network settings in the System Prefernces you can select the Airport settings and use the drop down menu to choose prefered networks instead of automatic which tends to prove more reliable (refer to some of the wireless related posts).
Happy new yeariMac Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2006 6:51 PM (in response to Lalit Dhiri)The other thing to remember is that SSID hiding doesn't actually work against any of the major scanners out there. WPA-PSK with a secure password is much better.MBP 2Ghz/256MB Graphics/1GB RAM/120GB, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2007 12:30 AM (in response to Lalit Dhiri)Thanks Lalit,
I've already got Preferred Networks set in Airport Prefs but if SSID broadcast is off, the iMac won't connect.
Is this a settings problem on my part - i.e. has anyone got their iMac connecting with SSID hidden???
MiMac800, Mac OS X (10.2.x)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2007 7:54 AM (in response to Alex Dawson)I am not suggesting a user should not encrypt just stating the aim of hiding SSID.
Best option right now for end user would probably be to use hidden SSID and WPA2 with AES. Could go further and use MAC filtering too...
Forget the server admin bit but the rest is pretty good info:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=ServerAdmin/10.4/en/c6od.htmliMac Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2007 8:10 AM (in response to MikeAustwick)There are problems with the Intel Core 2 Duo wireless software; should be plenty of info on the discussions.
You could try moving the following to the desktop (resets the system config eg network, power etc):
Macintosh HD > Library > SystemConfiguration
Set up the Network settings by choosing network ports and putting Airport at the top (simply drag to do this).
Then manualy setting your wireless as the preferred network. Also try the following:
- wireless G only mode on your router
- WPA2 with AES instead of PSK if all your computers work with it
- check for firmware updates for router
- switch off Airport and turn back on
I doubt this is a settings problem on your part though do suggest you try the above.iMac Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8)