After many search and try, it seem to be impossible to connect to a WIFI network with hidden SSID. But perhaps I did my research wrong...

So, is there any way to connect to a WIFI network with hidden SSID?

An other problem: when I set an IP for a WIFI network without DHCP, that IP applies to all other configured networks, and when I move to an other network, I must change manually IP configuration each time!

So, is there some kind of profile for each network like on the iPhone to bypass this problem?

it is important for me to do that with the official HTC ROM: I do not want to use a hacked rom.

Thank you in advance for your help ^

Some infos on the phone below:



2.1-update 1




htc-kernel@and18-2 #1


3.32.405.1 CL191507 release-keys



Browser version

WebKit 3.1

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From what I've read this is more than just an issue with the HTC Hero and seemingly still hasn't been fixed completely(scroll to bottom of the page). However I did find several suggestions:

  1. One of the comments claimed he "choose 'up to 54mbps' for hidden SSID on my netgear router" and it worked - maybe this will work for you.

  2. I also read (and confirmed) that if you are using a router with b/g/n - you need to switch it to just b/g mode for it work with a HTC Hero. I have not confirmed this with a hidden SSID (confirmed with a broadcasted SSID) but its a suggestion to try if you don't mind using only b/g mode. (I'm pretty sure this is the same as suggestion 1 but just in case he meant something else I provided this)

  3. You could also try HiddenSSID Enabler. I have not tried this so I can't confirm but the comments on the app seem to indicate it works fine.

Hope one of these suggestions works for you.

  • Thanks for you response. What about IP profiles with Android?
    – Pascal Qyy
    Apr 12, 2011 at 8:05
  • @G. Qyy Sorry I'm not sure what you mean? Are you talking about setting specific IP configurations based on whatever network you are on?
    – Daniel
    Apr 14, 2011 at 23:51
  • Exactly. This is possible on the iPhone, but Android seems to apply IP configuration to all networks...
    – Pascal Qyy
    Apr 19, 2011 at 13:02

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