Why do i see hidden network on laptop?

Jennie Johns asked a question: Why do i see hidden network on laptop?
Asked By: Jennie Johns
Date created: Thu, Mar 18, 2021 5:05 AM
Date updated: Tue, Jul 5, 2022 3:23 PM


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6 Answers. All this means is that your computer sees a wireless broadcast that is not presenting a SSID. If you were to attempt to use it the first thing your connection wizard will ask for is the SSID which you would input. Then it would ask your for the security information like typical wireless connections.

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After rereading your post,it seems like your worried. Basically what you are seeing is the broadcast name of the network (there several ways to hide that). this network is not connected to yours and you are not connected to it. As to why you see it on one computer and not on others could be due to hardware and/or software.

Click Manage known networks on the right. Click Add a new network and enter the required information. Click Save and wait for Windows 10 to connect to the newly added hidden network. Open the Control Panel. Go to Network and Internet → Network and Sharing Center. Click Set up a new connection or network.

As to why it shows up on one and not others could be settings and or signal strenght and device location. The new Hidden Network being at same signal strenght could be using same channel as neighbors and hiding them because of it's stronger signal. If this is still a concern by an APP like INSSIDER to see what is going on in your area.

This makes Windows 10 search for the hidden network every time it is not connected to a network, even if the hidden network is not in your area. This may put your privacy at risk because skilled professionals can intercept this search for the hidden network. When done completing everything, click Next.

Some people freak out when they see "Hidden" in the list of available access points. Even worse is the fact that Microsoft hs made ten very unsecure, by making it that your computer can automatically connect to someone's access point, who is in your contact list.

Click on the internet wifi symbol on lower right corner. Scroll down list, if you see "Hidden Network", you will scroll back to the top. You will click on wifi "ON" button. Turn it off. Wait 10 seconds, then turn it on. "Hidden Network" will be gone. Your wifi will work as it should.

If you mean from a Windows PC that connects to the hidden network, then go into the WiFi settings and look for the link to “Manage Known Networks”. This will show all networks that have a profile on the PC. Click on the network that you want to remove and select the Forget button to delete the profile. 3.8K views

A hidden wireless network is a wireless network that isn't broadcasting its network ID (SSID). Typically, wireless networks broadcast their name, and your PC “listens” for the name of the network that it wants to connect to. Because a hidden network doesn’t broadcast, your PC can't find it, so the network has to find your PC.

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