Ok, I'll try to reply shortly and to the point.
The driver and SP3 WZC client definitely support connection
to non-broadcasting SSIDs.
A sniffer can help to explain what's going:
- configuration problem on PC side, or wrong driver version
- configuration problem on the AP side
- a bug
Gregor Stefka wrote:
> Hi all,
> i try to keep it small and to the point:
> i ve got a Toshiba Protege R500 + Windows XP SP3 and all the latest
> greatest drivers+firmwares from Toshiba (auto update toshiba tool). The
> R500 works without any problems on almost all WiFi Network i ve come in
> touch with accept of two. These two (cisco aironet based) networks do
> not broadcast their SSID. Other devices (HP compaq nc6400, HP iPAQ 214,
> etc) can connect to the non-broadcasting cisco WiFi Networks without any
> The settings on the nc6400 and the Protege R500 are as far as i can
> tell, exactly the same.
> What i ve tried so far on the Protege R500:
> - Using Intel Software to manage WiFi Networks, with no luck
> - Using the Toshiba Software to manage WiFi Networks, with no luck
> - Using Windows zero config to manage WiFi Networks, with no luck
> Its preefered to use Windows zero config, the other two were just a try
> to solve the problem.
> The option "Connect even if the network is not broadcasting" is enabled.
> So: Why does the Protege R500 can connect to all and every WiFi Network
> which broadcasts its
> ssid but not to networks that do not broadcast its ssid?
> any help is greatly appreciated
> Gregor Stefka