Can the Nexus One on Android 2.2.2 use invisible Wifi signals?

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    Junior Member DarkKirby's Avatar
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    Question Can the Nexus One on Android 2.2.2 use invisible Wifi signals?

    When I just got my Nexus One it was running a version of Android 2.1, and 2.2 wasn't out yet.

    I quickly realized, unlike my iTouch (or even DSi XL), for some stupid reason while there was the option of manually inputting a wifi network, my Nexus One wasn't able to connect to my invisible wifi network after the initial set up. Upon the completion of the set up, my Nexus One would connect, then it wouldn't if it tried to connect again with the stored information.

    After some back and forth with Google customer service where they kept telling me useless facts that didn't help me, I eventually got the response that "the Nexus One doesn't support the use of invisible wifi signals at this time".

    As such, I was forced to switch my router to visible mode.

    I was wondering, since then, if the updates the Nexus One has received have enabled it to use Invisible Wifi signals or not. Does anyone know?

    Thanks for the help!

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    I've had my N1 since April last year and I quickly found out what you just went through. It drove me buggy a couple of days, but eventually I came to the same conclusion and unhid my WiFi signal. I never tried to hide my WiFi signal after that as I had changed the encription and made the password this asctomically HUGE nonsense password. (which was fun as anyone who came over with a wireless laptop and wanted to use my WiFi, I had to plug in the USB memory stick and copy and paste the password into the box).

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    I'm using it with an airport extreme invisible network and it works just fine

    Sent from my Nexus One using Tapatalk

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    Oh I have 2.2.2. If that makes any difference I have no idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNA206 View Post
    I'm using it with an airport extreme invisible network and it works just fine

    Sent from my Nexus One using Tapatalk
    That's great, what is the airport extreme invisible network?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1David View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TNA206 View Post
    I'm using it with an airport extreme invisible network and it works just fine

    Sent from my Nexus One using Tapatalk
    That's great, what is the airport extreme invisible network?
    Air Port Extreme is a wireless access point made by Apple.

    "invisible" in this context just mean do not broadcast SSID, which is not really invisible , but it makes it a little harder for a random person to connect to your wireless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VydorScope View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by N1David View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TNA206 View Post
    I'm using it with an airport extreme invisible network and it works just fine

    Sent from my Nexus One using Tapatalk
    That's great, what is the airport extreme invisible network?
    Air Port Extreme is a wireless access point made by Apple.

    "invisible" in this context just mean do not broadcast SSID, which is not really invisible , but it makes it a little harder for a random person to connect to your wireless.
    Thanks Vincent

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    Yea. Tux Vincent couldn't have explained it better myself

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    Using 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1 and 2.3.1 I have been able to connect to Hidden SSID's no problem at all depending on the ROM. I have not tried 2.2.2 yet to say for sure but suspect factory 2.2.2 I would be able to as well. I have run stock 2.1, stock 2.2, Enoms 2.2.1 and MMGingerbread 2.3.1 with no issues. I did however find that all MIUI Rom's I could not connect to hidden SSID's and as such can't use them. My home wifi is hidden and I can control that but my work wifi is also hidden and I am not the admin of that network so I can't change it obviously. My home router is currently a Dlink DIR-628. Works is an enterprise Cisco unit.
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    I haven't applied the ota update yet, but I am on stock 2.2.1 and have no trouble with hidden ssid networks. I don't see why they would strip that function out with a minor bug fix patch.

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