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device: Raspberry Pi Mod. B Rev 2.0 512 MB RAM
wifi stick: EDIMAX EW-7811UN Wireless USB Adapter, 150 Mbit/s
OS: openelec (XBMC)
ssid: FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7270

How can I connect to wireless lan with a ssid with spaces and special character (ex. !). I have tried Raspbmc and it worked, but it is too slow.

I have seen in an article that special characters could be escaped like this FRITZ\!Box\ Fon\ WLAN\ 7270

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