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My laptop is hooked up to a wired connection and that is the only way to access the network. So I setup a wireless access point on my laptop via network manager so my phone could connect to it (service is horrible here) and it works great. The problem now is that I would like to hide the SSID but can't find any where to do so in network manager or iwconfig. Anyone know if this is possible?

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The term "access point" has a special meaning with regard to computer networking that I think you don't intend here. I've edited your question with my interpretation, but please feel free to revert it if I've made a mistake. – ændrük May 23 '11 at 17:16
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I've done some searching online and it appears to me that it is not possible to hide the SSID, at least not if it's an ad-hoc network.

I think this might help explain it:

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