Can not connect to hidden wireless network

Bug #833312 reported by Ingo Gerth on 2011-08-24
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When installing Ubuntu, I'd like to use the option "Download updates while installing". However, I use a hidden wireless network at home, which I can not connect to using Ubiquity. This option is should be considered for the installer.

<>: "“Connect to a hidden wi-fi network:”, with a field for entering the network name ... If the selected network does require authentication, Network Manager’s standard dialog should open for you to enter those authentication details as soon as you choose “Connect…”."

The Ubuntu Touch equivalent is bug 1378867.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :


Probably there should be a third radio button, "Connect to a hidden network". It would need careful layout work to show that the "Password" field applies either to "Connect to this network" *or* "Connect to a hidden network".

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

To address my previous point, the specification for the "Connect to the Internet" step now moves authentication to a standard wi-fi authentication dialog that appears when you choose "Connect...". That way, subtleties like password length checking (and even non-password authentication) don't need to be reimplemented inside Ubiquity.

description: updated
description: updated
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → nobody
description: updated
description: updated
Lee Trager (ltrager) wrote :

The 18.04 installer is also missing the connect to hidden SSID option. There is also no option to connect to a hidden SSID from the system settings dropdown. I had to go into settings -> WiFi and then click on the menu icon to finally find the connect to hidden SSID option. For new users this is not intuitive.

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