7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2010 12:39 PM by Jolly Giant
Nathan Vong Level 1 (5 points)
Hello Everyone,

The company i'm working bought 3 iPads and when we try to connect to the company hidden SSID wireless it fails, but works fine with the SSID on.

Can you guys helps?

iPad Firmware - 3.2
Wireless security - WEP 128bit

Mac Book Pro 15 Customize., Mac OS X (10.6.4), 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM
  • nuApple Level 1 (15 points)
    I'm using a wifi connection with hidden SSID & WPA security. Known networks are supposed to be joined automatically so it's possible your pad isn't recognizing the broadcast SSID and hidden SSID as being the same network. I connected to my hidden network manually; typing-in the SSID and WPA pass code instead of selecting it from the list. My pad has never had a problem connecting so maybe you could try manual input as well.

    Good Luck!
  • Nathan Vong Level 1 (5 points)
    I tried, but it won't recognize the wireless network after I press the sleep/wake button
  • Starbreeze Level 1 (5 points)
    I have exactly the same problem. No resolution other than to make the network visible.
  • Nathan Vong Level 1 (5 points)
    The only solution at the moment is to show SSID.
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 (25,440 points)
    a closed (hidden) network does not provide for extra security. the SSID is still broadcast openly between connected clients. freely available apps can pick up closed networks in a snap.

    secure your network using WPA2 and a long, non-dictionary password made up of letters and numbers and your network will be as safe as it gets.

    JGG

  • reetzp Level 1 (0 points)
    My Ipad does not recognize my SSID password. My laptop has no problem with that issue, so I am thinking its Apples problem. I have a Linksys router (WRT310N). Could you please explain the difference between WEP and WPA2.....If I changed the setting, would I have incompatibility issues with other wireless devices??? I don't want to make this problem any worse by changing......Right now its setup for WEP............
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 (25,440 points)
    reetzp wrote:
    Could you please explain the difference between WEP and WPA2.....


    See this: http://compudent.blogspot.com/2006/09/wireless-wep-vs-wpa-vs-wpa2.html

    If I changed the setting, would I have incompatibility issues with other wireless devices???


    I doubt it but there's only one way to find out ...

    JGG