I just got a new Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller and two AP2802i. I had to update the software to 188.8.131.52 before the AP can join the controller. So far everything is working but I want to connect to a SSID that is not broadcasting. I just get "Unable to join the network....."
Why do I need to check DHCP? I know DHCP work because when SSID is broadcast I get IP address and connect just fine. The authentication for SSID is using PSK.
the answer is you can't do this in iOS based devices, if you clear the broadcast checkbox on the wlan configuration your device won't see the SSID again, even if it was connected to the SSID before.
the way to do it
configure the SSID manually, go to settings >> WIFI>> other networks and enter the SSID name and security (case sensitive).
BTW, if you're hiding the SSID as a security method, you can forget about it, it has nothing to do with security and it can be hacked in seconds.
When the broadcast checkbox is on I can connect fine. Once I uncheck the broadcast the connect is drop and when I configure manually I get "Could not find the network"SSID name"
Just trying to keep the list as short as possible.
after unchecking the broadcast on the controller,
did you also enable "connect when no broadcast" on the client ???
alternatively remove the wifi profile on the client and add manually again