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Phillip Kerman
2004-10-02, 19:03
I can make it work without broadcasting the SSID... though, I can't seem to
make it work while I have WEP enabled. Well, I can make it work--but there
are many more dropouts.

You might search the archives and check the FAQ because some general
troubleshooting tips specific to this have come up before.

Thanks,
Phillip

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Chris Brooking
> Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2004 5:01 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Broadcast SSID restriction with SBG?
>
> Just returned from a trip to the US with a new SBG (oops,
> knew there was something I was meant to declare at customs).
> I've found that it'll only connect to my wireless network if
> I enable broadcasting of SSID on the AP. My original SB
> never had this problem. Whilst it's not much of a problem, I
> was wondering if anyone else had seen the problem? I enter
> the SSID in the network setup, but unless broadcast is
> enabled, the countdown just goes from 20 to 0...
>
> Chris
>
> PS Sync is awesome, and the new display is also cool. All
> for 35GBP cheaper than UK retail!
>

Kevin O. Lepard
2004-10-02, 19:47
I can tell you it's not a universal problem. The SSID on my wireless
network is not broadcast and I use 128 bit WEP along with MAC
restrictions. The only time I have problems is when I put the SBG in
an area with a weak signal.

Kevin

>I can make it work without broadcasting the SSID... though, I can't seem to
>make it work while I have WEP enabled. Well, I can make it work--but there
>are many more dropouts.
>
>You might search the archives and check the FAQ because some general
>troubleshooting tips specific to this have come up before.
>
>Thanks,
>Phillip
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
>> Chris Brooking
>> Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2004 5:01 PM
>> To: Slim Devices Discussion
>> Subject: [slim] Broadcast SSID restriction with SBG?
>>
>> Just returned from a trip to the US with a new SBG (oops,
>> knew there was something I was meant to declare at customs).
>> I've found that it'll only connect to my wireless network if
>> I enable broadcasting of SSID on the AP. My original SB
>> never had this problem. Whilst it's not much of a problem, I
>> was wondering if anyone else had seen the problem? I enter
>> the SSID in the network setup, but unless broadcast is
>> enabled, the countdown just goes from 20 to 0...
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> PS Sync is awesome, and the new display is also cool. All
>> for 35GBP cheaper than UK retail!
>>
>
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