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I bought a new Raspberry Pi B+ and a Wi-Pi Wireless Adapter. The Wi-Pi appears to be a Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter.

I am can get the Wi-Pi running on a network with SSID Broadcast enabled. How do I get it working on a network with SSID Broadcast disabled? All the other devices on the network (Macs, Windows, and an assortment of iDevices) work OK.

Currently I have /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo

iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp

allow-hotplug wlan0

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual

wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
iface default inet dhcp

and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1

network={
    ssid="SSID"
    psk="PSK"
    proto=RSN
    key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
    pairwise=CCMP
    auth_alg=OPEN
    eap=MD5
}

"SSID" & "PSK" replace the actual values

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I found a solution. Include scan_ssid=1 in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

This is listed in examples in man wpa_supplicant.conf although no explanation is given of what the function is.

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