When trying to connect to a WPA2 network from an HTC Hero running 2.1, I can't connect if the hidden SSID has a space in the name.

Has anyone else encountered this problem? Is it known to be an Android issue?

  • It's not so convenient that HTC phones have 'HTC Network' as the default, is it? ;)
    – gary
    Sep 25, 2010 at 0:24
  • I've never had this problem on my android device (note3) but my wife and daughter's iphone 6 and 6s couldn't connect when there was a space in the ssid. I changed the ssid to have no spaces and they could connect perfectly (Nov'17). Nov 27, 2017 at 8:50

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Yes and yes. http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=8035

I haven't seen any resolution to this except changing the router's SSID if you have access to it.

  • Thanks! I hunched the space was the problem and ended up changing the SAID, but was never sure it was really a bug with Android or not. Sep 24, 2010 at 12:09
  • Its not so bad when its your AP and can change it but they really need to fix thnugbug.
    – Matt
    Sep 24, 2010 at 12:17
  • Fortunately the AP I was having a problem with had a guest SSID option. We just added the second SSID and were able to connect without affecting the other established users. Sep 24, 2010 at 14:53

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