WiFi w/ hidden SSID

spitothec

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Hey guys, any guesses as to how I can connect to a WiFi network with a hidden SSID?
It's what I have to use at work so I currently can't use it since I can't find a way to manually set up a WiFi connection. Thanks!
 

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Hey guys, any guesses as to how I can connect to a WiFi network with a hidden SSID?
It's what I have to use at work so I currently can't use it since I can't find a way to manually set up a WiFi connection. Thanks!

Sorry its not supported. Pain I know!
 

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Weird thing for MS to exclude if you ask me, lots of private connections in public places like to do this. Not a problem for most but since it's not an issue on other platforms I wonder what they were thinking?
 

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This is a huge oversight to me. If Dell is going to wp7 for their business I would think at they have hidden wifi networks and those networks are relatively essential. I connect to a hidden ssid at work and require it because of reception issues. If they don't add tuis soon I will have no alternative but to return it. Which makes me sad as I do like the phone.
 

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Is this only an issue with just seting up the connection? I.e., if you can "unhide" the network in order to set it up on the phone, will it then work once the network is hidden again?
 

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This is a huge oversight to me. If Dell is going to wp7 for their business I would think at they have hidden wifi networks and those networks are relatively essential. I connect to a hidden ssid at work and require it because of reception issues. If they don't add tuis soon I will have no alternative but to return it. Which makes me sad as I do like the phone.
Not an oversight, just something they probably put off. A lot of people, Microsoft included, take the position that "hidden SSIDs" are a myth for security. Seeing as that is their position, they're not going to immediately support it.
 

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This is a huge oversight to me. If Dell is going to wp7 for their business I would think at they have hidden wifi networks and those networks are relatively essential. I connect to a hidden ssid at work and require it because of reception issues. If they don't add tuis soon I will have no alternative but to return it. Which makes me sad as I do like the phone.
Yes, WP7 definitely needs to support hidden ssids. Microsoft's sentiments on hidden ssids are immaterial.

When I first heard the news about Dell, I was taken aback. I thought "good luck with that!" and imagined blackberrys being pryed from the cold dead hands of Dell employees. Not only because of the lack of hidden ssid support but also because WP7 isn't ready for business use (didn't Microsoft themselves say that 6.5.3 would be their business option for a good while longer?). The announcement of the Dell switch was good pr for Microsoft. Well, actually it was bad pr for RIM. Depending on its implementation, it could also turn into bad pr for Microsoft.
 

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Is this only an issue with just seting up the connection? I.e., if you can "unhide" the network in order to set it up on the phone, will it then work once the network is hidden again?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but can anyone shed light on this for me?
 

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