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Maybe I'm just missing something, but in Precise and Quantal I haven't been able to figure out how to automatically connect to a hidden wireless network. How can I enable this from within the network manager? I don't want to just add a custom startup script as this is a laptop and I don't startup/shutdown very often (suspend and hibernate are better alternatives during the day).

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This is not the answer to your question. However, Some versions ago I lost the ability to connect to hidden WiFi network and I have un-hidden my network since. It is not a big loss. See: howtogeek.com/howto/28653/… –  user68186 Nov 29 '12 at 19:29
    
Yeah... I wish I could, but unfortunately it's not my wireless connection ;( (thanks for the suggestion though; it's important to get the word out about un-hiding SSIDs) –  WindowsEscapist Nov 29 '12 at 19:50
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This seems utterly broken in NetworkManager. I think it's LP Bug #1035583. –  gertvdijk Dec 12 '12 at 23:53
    
Wow, that's really disappointing. Thanks (glad to know I'm not alone, though)! –  WindowsEscapist Dec 13 '12 at 3:37
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log into bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/1035583 and mark as it affects you. More people mark the bug, the chances of getting it fixed will be higher. Also, since this is a bug, I will mark the question as off topic. –  user68186 Dec 20 '12 at 17:14

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