The hidden status of the Wi-Fi network I am being allowed to connect to is not my option. I am using that Wi-Fi network now, to post this question. every time I boot up Ubuntu 16.04 LTS it fails to connect there, pops up a message saying that Wi-Fi networks are available (there are 5 non-hidden ones that are not usable) and I must manually select "Connect to Hidden Wi-Fi Network ..." and manually type in the SSID, select the type of "Wi-Fi security", and enter the password. It works fine until I reboot. At times when I am at other locations, other networks which are not hidden work automatically just fine after I select it once. I want to have this network saved and automatically connected when I reboot. How can I get that?

  • at least one of the non-hidden networks does not require a password. maybe that is influencing the logic of NetworkManager. – Skaperen Jul 10 '18 at 23:39
  • There's unanswered questions, what network manager are you using, has the network name previously been changed, and have you cleared any uuid's from the previous hotspots – user610658 Jul 12 '18 at 10:18

Apparently a known problem; see Launchpad bug 1542733.

Possible manual workaround: use nmcli:

nmcli c up id "connection name"
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    i am disappointed in the software NetworkManager. – Skaperen Jul 12 '18 at 22:39

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