zmbq zmbq - 10 months ago 222
Android Question

Get SSID when WIFI is connected

I'm trying to get the SSID of the WIFI network when my android device is connected to WIFI.

I've registered a BroadcastReceiver listening for
. I get the notification when WIFI is disconnected or reconnected. Unfortunately, I can't get the network's SSID.

I'm using the following code to find the SSID:

WifiManager wifiManager = (WifiManager) context.getSystemService(context.WIFI_SERVICE);
WifiInfo wifiInfo = wifiManager.getConnectionInfo();
String ssid = wifiInfo.getSSID();

Instead of the SSID, I get the string
<unknown ssid>

These are the permissions in the manifest (I've added ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE just to check, I don't actually need it)

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION"/>

Why does this happen? How can I get the actual SSID? Is the broadcast fired to early, before the connection is established? Is there another broadcast I should listen to? I'm only interested in WIFI connections, not 3G connections.

Update: I just checked,
returns null.


I listen for WifiManager.NETWORK_STATE_CHANGED_ACTION in a broadcast receiver

if (WifiManager.NETWORK_STATE_CHANGED_ACTION.equals (action)) {
        NetworkInfo netInfo = intent.getParcelableExtra (WifiManager.EXTRA_NETWORK_INFO);
        if (ConnectivityManager.TYPE_WIFI == netInfo.getType ()) {

I check for netInfo.isConnected (). Then I am able to use

WifiManager wifiManager = (WifiManager) getSystemService (Context.WIFI_SERVICE);
WifiInfo info = wifiManager.getConnectionInfo ();
String ssid  = info.getSSID();