Support #1183

SSID not allowed

Added by st. 6 months ago. Updated 5 months ago.



Hello there,
I haven't used YATSE a lot in tha last weeks, but I recognized yesterday that it showed SSID not allowed (in a different language). I checked the SSID I entered, but that was the correct one. I unchecked and checked the box again, but it still says SSID not allowed.
The correct SSID just shows once in the list. I checked the router and it's still correct.
Any Ideas?

Thx 4 F1.

st. (1.37 MB) st., 12/08/2017 11:01 PM


#1 Updated by Tolriq 6 months ago

Well without logs hard to tell anything except that the SSID are not exactly the same, maybe there's hidden space in it.

#2 Updated by st. 6 months ago

Comming right up!

#3 Updated by Tolriq 6 months ago

Well you have a tool that prevent Yatse from reading the SSID and returns .

Disable it or allow Yatse to read the SSID or well disable the SSID check.

#4 Updated by st. 6 months ago

I don't know of such an app, I am using a Nexus 5x with latest Android 8.1.0. I checked the permissions YATSE needs and it only says "Storage" (Speicher in German).
Maybe google changed something in the latest update? My device is not rooted or anything. I am a very basic Android user. But I can disable it. Yes.


#5 Updated by Tolriq 6 months ago

After some research it seems for Android 8.1 to get the SSID I should require access to your device location permission.

This sound quite insane. Would you give such permission when entering and SSID or as me find the permission wrong and ignore it.

#6 Updated by st. 6 months ago

It does indeed sound insane. Question is: do you need this option (the ssid choosing thing) for security? Then I would explain for what option you need the location and first ask for it when the user wants to use the ssid thing. Until then I would include it but disable it.
But you have some time till 8.1.0 is rolled out to the masses.
I hope it helps.


#7 Updated by Tolriq 6 months ago

Well the function is to optimize things and not try to sync or connect when not at home.

Even if I put a warning before no one sane would believe that to enable that they need to provide access to location. Since once the perm is given Yatse would be able to do tons of things with locations.

#8 Updated by st. 6 months ago

It`s a bit overpowered to need the permission to locations and everything just to read the ssid. But then again, google makes it's money with userdata. If you, as a programer (or is it called application developer!?), doesn't know a way around this, I don't think I'm of much help.
I must admid that I don't use any of the social media networks available, exept Threema and Whatsapp (if you want to count those as "social media") I would make a survey. Or two, or three. Ask the users what they think.
Then act after the made decisions. A democratic userbased decision is maybe not the best solution, but it's the best option you have at the moment.

#9 Updated by Tolriq 5 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Disabled the function for now for Android 8.1

Will see if users really needs that how it can be managed in a logical way.

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