How to connect to wifi network not broadcasting SSID
My home Wifi network does not broadcast its SSID, to make it harder for the average user to find. How do I enter the SSID manually so Twine can connect to it? It only shows me the Wifi networks in the area that broadcast their SSID, and I see nowhere to manually enter a Wifi network name.
I tried using Firebug on Firefox to modify the html to post my network's ssid, but it still could not connect afterwards (3 slow flashes). Possibly the channel is not being set correctly.
Beyond that, I wonder if the Twine even *can/will* connect to a network that does not broadcast its SSID.
For Sale: 1 very lightly used Twine . . .
I don't think it is within supermechanical's bailiwick to tell me how I should configure my network ("make your network visible"). I made it hidden for a reason (with WPA2 enabled, which is "strong" but not unbreakable), and the fact that the device cannot support a hidden network like most every other wifi device in the world simply means that the Twine is deficient.
Regarding hidden network ids, I have a reason for why it is hidden, and regardless of whether I *can* un-hide it or not: "I have 20+ wifi devices and multiple base stations, and several client devices consider the network to be different when the broadcast [hidden/unhidden setting] is changed; I don't want to have to reconfigure them all" (as I pointed out earlier).
As a workaround until the firmware fix, what about picking up a cheap used wireless router just for Twine?
I've had other devices in the past that couldn't connect, but exposing the SSID for a few minutes and configuring the device and re-hiding it worked for them. Not so for the Twine, it loses the network once the SSID is hidden again.
I'll give you $50 for your twine.