[isf-wifidog] Macintosh Leopard and SSIDs names with accents

Bruno Remy bruno.remy at videotron.ca
Sam 29 Mar 08:29:29 EDT 2008

Don Druce a écrit :

>Has anyone else run across this.
>Using a Macintosh with Leopard, trying to access a router using accented 
>characters in its SSID.  The router is not seen by the Macintosh - other 
>nearby routers with no accents are all seen..  If you go to diagnostics, 
>it shows it as encrypted and wants its password.
>I am NOT positive that is being caused by the accented SSID, but I am 
>pretty darn sure.  I will be going back later to change the name by 
>removing the accents and see what happens/
>Have ISF received any reports of this problem ?
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>WiFiDog at listes.ilesansfil.org
Yes, it's due to the accentuated characters in SSID : I confim that.
Here, at Quebec City, since we have enconter the same problem on 
Macintosh and Linux machines, we are setting all our SSID without 
accentuated characters "ZAP - node name".

An other important tip about SSID specs : SSID name string should not 
exceed 32 characters (if then, the SSID will not be available).


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