Hidden SSID + Big Trouble connecting or staying connected!
I hope somebody can help as Im tearing my hair out with this! I wouldn't class myself as a beginner but I am just another traveller on the road to l33T hax0r ;-)
I am using an IBM Thinkpad with Fedora 8, I am using Ndiswrapper with my wireless card which is a Marvell 88w8335 [libertas] 802.11g PCMCIA card. I dont have inbuilt wireless on this particular model. I am using network manager 0.7.0 as a gui utility as I connect to a multitude of different networks (home, uni, work, e.t.c) and it is useful as a timesaver to have it all in one place. I have a netgear router.
I am trying to connect to a network with a hiddenSSID (I dont have a choice and I know its not that helpful!). I have no problems scanning for networks and connecting to visible networks. I tested at home with WEP and WPA all works top notch but at home as soon as I hide my SSID I cant connect or if I am already connected it kicks me off.
When I hide my SSID i put my SSID in "connect to other networks" and then i put in my security details and it just keeps asking me for my WPA password (WPA because thats what Im using). I know the password is that because it works fine when the SSID is not hidden.
Im really baffled and I hope some1 can help!