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 Problem.
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