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Snow Leopard And Hidden Network Problem


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I have a laptop - macbook with macosx snow leopard. In office have a modem which has hidden ssid (not seen it) without passwords and encryption. Under windows problems go to the Internet does not arise, it's set to the network name, remember. In MacOSX go this way does not work - when trying to Join other network and the introduction of the network name shows Connection failed. Who knows how to win a challenge? SSID not offer to prescribe, access for me to point no, the evil bosses ... Please help solve this problem. Google did not return any results.

Thank you in advance for your answers!

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You need to unplug the access point and tell IT support that they have had a unsecured rouge AP plugged in for however long it has been plugged in.

I cant. We have allot of computers. They work on windows and work really good. I try to ask my it crowd change preference in that AP but they tald me no. Need another decision.

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Is the computer involved owned/setup by the IT people?

No, its my computer. It people don't want help me with this situation. They don't know how setup macosx with hidden wifi.

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What are the chances they enabled mac address filtering on the wireless network?

Also, it's rather irresponsible of them to setup an insecure wireless network. Asking for a lot of trouble one way or another.

Them - you wanna say me Macosx cant support hidden network without authentication and pass? I cant believe...

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Them - you wanna say me Macosx cant support hidden network without authentication and pass? I cant believe...

Then you can't be helped. If they dont want you to access the network, then you shouldn't. Like Sparda sais, they may have mac filtering in place. You can work around this, but that would also cause problems for other people on the network. Its not a matter of what your "Macosx" as you put it can or cant do, its a matter of what you must do in order to access their network, and from the sounds of it, they dont want you using the "Macosx" on their network. Also, yoru wifi card might not be capable of what they are using, if say they only use 802.11n, and your card is only b or g, etc.

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Then you can't be helped. If they dont want you to access the network, then you shouldn't. Like Sparda sais, they may have mac filtering in place. You can work around this, but that would also cause problems for other people on the network. Its not a matter of what your "Macosx" as you put it can or cant do, its a matter of what you must do in order to access their network, and from the sounds of it, they dont want you using the "Macosx" on their network. Also, yoru wifi card might not be capable of what they are using, if say they only use 802.11n, and your card is only b or g, etc.

No, they not say me "You can't access to network" I can use it if I setup it. We not have mac filtering on that network, when I boot windows on that macosx I can use internet from macbook. I can't do it if I use macosx only, I can use it if I launch linux too. That's happen only in macosx. I like mac and wont work in that os.

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