Connecting a Wi-Fi Network with hidden SSID

Symptom

The thin client does not connect to a wireless network with hidden SSID.

Problem

An option in the thin clients' network configuration is missing.

Solution

The current IGEL Universal Desktop Linux v5 manual describes in detail how to connect to a hidden wireless network.

For older versions such as Universal Desktop Linux 4.12.100, 5.01.100 and 1.06.100 (SoC):

  1. Start local IGEL Setup or open thin client configuration in UMS
  2. Go to Network > LAN Interfaces > Wireless > Authentication > WPA Encryption
  3. Set parameter AP Scan Mode = no broadcast
  4. Save your settings

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