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Old 01-21-2010, 09:19 AM   #1
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How do i connect to a hidden wireless network from command prompt?


The networks ESSID is "sh0mis"
 
Old 01-21-2010, 09:39 AM   #2
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To connect do: iwconfig "(type)" essid "(name of router)" key s:"(my-wireless-key)"

You would have found this if you did a search of this forum!

Last edited by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}; 01-21-2010 at 09:40 AM.
 
Old 01-21-2010, 09:42 AM   #3
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Hello,

Have a look at the iwconfig command.
Code:
man iwconfig
Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-22-2010, 02:55 AM   #4
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I deleted the duplicate post. It looked like you accidentally reposted when you meant to edit.
 
Old 01-22-2010, 04:34 AM   #5
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jschiwal, indeed.

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To connect do: iwconfig "(type)" essid "(name of router)" key s:"(my-wireless-key)"

You would have found this if you did a search of this forum!
{BBI}Nexus{BBI}, Tried searching couldn't find it... now i type:

iwconfig wlan0 essid sh0mis

but nothing happens, i cannot ping my router.
 
Old 01-24-2010, 05:07 PM   #6
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The networks ESSID is "sh0mis"
you're not giving enough information for people to be helpful...what distro? what protocol WEP? WPA/WPA2? do you know the encryption key or are you trying to leech onto a neighbours node?
 
  


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