Ok, first things first.
You will need to have a way to ssh into your gameshell.
I found 2 different ways that worked for me.
A) Buy a small/cheap portable router that you can set to bridge mode, connect it to your main network by ethernet and then connect your gameshell to that. Maybe this will solve all your problems/maybe not. Either way, even if it does work… the range is limited.
B) Temporarily change your router settings to unhide your network, maybe disable your 5GHz network temporarily and only have your 2.4GHz network running. The important thing is to keep your network name the same as you will have it once hidden again and keep the same WPA2 password. Once again —IMPORTANT— keep the SSID name and WPA2 password the same as what you will use once everything is done.
Once you have your network unhidden you will need to connect to your network. Hopefully you can do this through the settings as normal. It took about a minute after my router rebooted with the new settings before my gameshell would connect.
If you still can’t connect to your home network (even unhidden and 5GHz disabled) then you will need to purchase a cheap portable router that can work in bridge mode (like I mentioned in step A)
OK, now that you are connected to your internet you will need to ssh into your gameshell.
Open up a command prompt (windows) or Terminal (OSX) and type
[ssh email@example.com] where the xxx is your ip address. Check out the Tiny cloud program on your gameshell for specifics.
Type “yes” when it gives an “authenticity of host” warning… it is just making sure you know what you are doing.
Next type [sudo wicd-curses] into the terminal
This will bring up the curses (graphical) interface for wicd
shift-p will bring up external programs advances settings… don’t really need to mess with this but this is how mine looks
press h at any time for help
press “r” refresh the available network list — important if you are using a different router in bridge mode
once the network you want to connect to is listed (or already connected to if you were able to after un-hiding it) you need to check the properties.
use the up/down arrow keys to highlight the network you want to work on then once it is highlighted, press the right arrow key
- On the next window, make your settings look like mine… the important part is to use the arrow keys and press space to select “X” the
—“Use these settings for all networks sharing this essid"
Then move down to “Key” and type in your wireless password
Press “S” for save, and you are done (you will need to use the up arrow to leave the key field before pressing “S” otherwise you will just add an “s” to your password.
- Next, (maybe unnecessary since you unhid the network already) is to press “shift-I” to scan for hidden networks. Type in your network ssid then the password. This is just to make sure once you hide the network again, it can still be “found” by name correctly.
Now, you just need to exit (press Q) and then set your router so that the network is hidden again.
You might also want to reboot your gameshell, but I found it unnecessary.
** Big point to say again is that you HAVE to keep your ssid name and wpa2 password the same when hidden as when it was visible.
Hope this helps and is not too confusing.
Please let me know if you do have any questions or run into problems.