I have two SB3 and one new Radio in my hidden wireless network. One SB3 wired, the other on the wireless network on the 2nd floor of the building, the radio wireless on the 1st floor, 4 metres from the 802.11n access point/router.
Network is hidden, SSID 6 is used. Just one other wireless network around here (I live on the countryside).
I have never had any issues with the SB3's finding the network and connecting to it (WPA&WPA2-protected), but when first connecting the radio, it didn't want to connect at all. I entered the network name, but still no luck connecting to it. It was first when I made it visible and unprotected that it wanted to connect. Then I could hide it and protect it, and enter the details in the radio. Then it all worked.
Now it has been running for three weeks. Not flawlessly though. However, all of a sudden it lost its connection to the wireless net and now I'm back to where I started. Except now I can find the network name in the settings in the radio. It's all there, but when trying to connect to it, it says it cannot connect.
I'm running 7.5.4 - r32061 on a Windows Home Server.
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2011-03-26, 16:53 #1
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
Trouble finding network / looses network
2011-03-26, 19:32 #2
- Join Date
- Dec 2009
- London, UK
Not answering your perfectly legitimate question, I know, but:
Hiding your SSID only provides the most basic of "security". It would stop a neighbour casually connecting to an unencrypted network, but if your network is WPA2 protected, as you say it is, hiding the SSID provides zero additional security.
Last edited by Davidg1; 2011-03-26 at 19:51.
2011-03-27, 04:06 #3
Yes, do broadcast SSID, it's pointless to hide it.
Are you sure the Radio is not connecting to your WiFi? Or is it possibly connecting to WiFi but not your server?
Check the Radio's WiFi icon on the screen:
Red = not connected to WiFi
Blue = connected to WiFi but not connected to server (SBS or MySB)
White = all is well, connecting to server just fine