I am trying to connect to my works hidden network, I know the name of the network and the password but it doesn't want to connect to the network. I can see it when I can and still it will not connect. My phone connects to the network with the same credentials. I am at a loss. I also tried this one with no connection. I can not amend the work's network. Please advise.

The settings are WPA2-Personal. I even hardcoded the details into the wpa-supplicant.conf file and still the same result.

  • Anyways, it's solved. For further visitors please add some detail like your wpa-supplicant.conf (of course remove all passwords, hashes, essids and secure data!) Commented Mar 14, 2015 at 19:04

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I reinstalled Respian and then used that link from above and now it works.

my wpa_supplicant.conf file just had these two lines:

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

and my config.txt file I did this:

auto lo

iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
   wpa-scan-ssid 1
   wpa-ap-scan 1
   wpa-key-mgmt WPA-PSK
   wpa-proto RSN WPA
   wpa-pairwise CCMP TKIP
   wpa-group CCMP TKIP
   wpa-ssid "My Secret SSID"
   wpa-psk "My SSID PSK"

iface default inet dhcp
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    Commented Jan 22, 2020 at 19:36

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