Hi Harry is there anyway Ropieee could support hidden ssids? I tried to hide mine and all Ropieees won’t connect and I can’t see a way to manually give it an ssid, unless I am missing something.
Enable SSID broadcast, connect Ropieee and then disable broadcast.
Doesn’t work that’s what I already did.
Yeah, I just tested that out, and you’re correct, it doesn’t work.
This should work if you manually configure on the Pi. Will let Harry comment on that with his specific build.
However, I will comment that hidden SSIDs provide no security benefit. There may be other reasons why you have a non-broadcast SSID but if its done for “security” then that hasn’t been a thing for many many years (if it ever was). Because hidden is no longer a recommendation, and wifi devices have gotten really fast at switching APs, supporting a non-broadcast SSID is actually becoming difficult. A lot of devices will simply decide that network has gone offline and try to attach to something else. You may have to tell your client it it’s a non-broadcast SSID and that will shutdown a lot of the modern robustness wifi has now. May be time to re-evaluate if hidden is the right configuration.
Why hiding SSID is not secure
If you want network security, use a network password generator and generate a long key. I use minimum 25 characters on mine. I had to print out 3D barcodes so visitors could connect to the guest network!
It’s not for security, I just want them hidden as I have 4 wireless networks and only one I want available to connect to. I know all about the security aspects of this. Don’t need the lessons.