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hidden SSID issue with android

hii guyzz..........

I have controller 7210 with AOS,

I have two hidden SSIDs one with  802.1x authentication and one with wpa2-psk.

On android devices i am facing a issue, even after manually configuring the ssid device says "not in range" for both SSID,

sometimes it conects but most of the time just says "not in range".

I have checked with android 2.3.5, 4.0.2, 4.1.1.

With rukus AP with same configuration it works well, i checked that.

pls commnt............................

Re: hidden SSID issue with android

Is this only happening to the android devices ?

Is the android able to connect with same SSID while being broadcast ?

Do you have the local probe threshold set to a certain value?
Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Architect @WEI
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Re: hidden SSID issue with android

Are you using RFProtect?


Do you have AirWave? Check to see if those devices are being reported as a DoS attack.


Also, if you have a device to test with, try the following:


In the dialer type: *#0011#
Choose the Wi-Fi option in the service menu.
Turn the Wi-Fi power saving option to off.

See if you are able to connect.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480

Re: hidden SSID issue with android

not sure if it will help u:


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Re: hidden SSID issue with android

thnx for reply..

issue is with android only and local probe threshold is 0db by default.

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Re: hidden SSID issue with android

and it doesnt face issue when ssid being broadcasted..


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