Originally Posted by jv2112
Thanks for the response. It does not show active. I have to go through the path of connecting to a hidden network --> enter root password --> hit connect.
Then the next time I boot I have to do it all over again.
Nope, in Debian 6 Squeeze, start the network-manager's connection editor as root:
then save your network connection details, remember to check the checkmark which says "enable for all users", then save it and connect... After that, this connection can be used by all users on the system - who are members of the netdev group.
Hope this helps