wicd can't connect with any hidden network

Bug #433303 reported by kichawa on 2009-09-19
This bug affects 6 people
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Status tracked in 1.7
Tom Van Braeckel

Bug Description

If i choose a "FInd a hidden network" and put my essid, the wicd doesn't see any network anymore until i restart the wicd daemon.

arch linux

sonescheiße (online-de) wrote :

same problem here with wicd 1.7.0
opensuse 11.2 x64

a solution, but a bad one, is to refresh the network list, multiple times till your network is shown.

Cache (c-h-mail) wrote :

same problem

Gentoo amd64

Bad solution for me is to click "Network → Find a hidden network", enter network name and click "Connect".

Lee Riemenschneider (lwriemen) wrote :

I see this also:
wicd 1.7.0+ds1-5
Ubuntu 10.10

Its been a long time and hidden network handling has changed. This works for me, with the latest bleeding edge version (revision 936 or later). Can you retry, please?

alodos (alodos) wrote :

I have the same issue for version wicd installed from ubuntu trusty repository.
Cannot found any hidden network.

I tried to install by manual the newest wicd version 1.7.4+tb2-2 under Linaro (aka Ubuntu 14.04). It was installed correctly. But again the wicd doesn't see any hidden wifi network.

I found the solution. There are delay after command "iwlist wlan0 scan essid -- XXXXX" in module networking.py (sources: wicd/networking.py), see method Scan, line 663 (for wicd 1.7.4+tb2-2).
Delay is too small sometimes. Try to increase it from 1 to 5 seconds. Bingo!

    def Scan(self, essid=None):

            # sleep for a bit; scanning to fast will result in nothing

I suggest the developers to change this code for use delay in seconds from parameter in wicd global config (or/and GUI interface and etc.).

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