Unable to connect to hidden network

Briefly describe your issue below:
Unable to connect to hidden wifi network when attempting to connect through Network Manager applet. When entering credentials and clicking connect, the applet disappears from the menu bar and the network connection is not established. Able to connect via terminal though. Anyone else run into a similar issue? If so, any suggested solutions?


What version of Parrot are you running? (include version, edition, and architecture)
4.6 Security X86_64
What method did you use to install Parrot? (Debian Standard / Debian GTK / parrot-experimental)
Debian Standard
Configured to multiboot with other systems? (yes / no)
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I was having the same issue, here is how I’ve done it:

nmcli --ask dev wifi connect [SSID / NETWORK NAME] hidden yes

Replace SSID / NETWORK NAME with the hidden wifi network name.

– ask will prompt you for the password, so it isn’t in your BASH history file.

Also, it may complain about not being able to do this while scanning. Just wait a few seconds and try again. :slight_smile:

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Thanks @jasonb179! Really appreciate the --ask option. Most users, myself included, don’t clean bash history enough.

This is much simpler than what I was doing which was creating a file for the hidden newtork in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections.

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