In the recent days, there is a great change in various innovations in most of the industries. Everyone is utilizing WIFI for connecting to the world wide web. As the number of people using WIFI is increasing. There is a security present for all the networks. If you need to connect to a WIFI network, you have to enter name, network security key or password. You can find hidden wireless networks without entering any of these details in the earlier years. But the present hidden WIFI networks are not all broadcasting their names. This is because they shouldn’t be displayed in windows 10. But it does not mean that you cannot be able to connect to hidden wireless fidelity network.
The things you need to understand about hidden WIFI networks:
Entering its name or SSID
Password that you use for wireless network
· Wi-Fi network encryption type.
Various manners to connect to hidden WIFI networks with windows 10 on any device
Here are the three manners you can use to connect to hidden WIFI network in windows 10. They are-
Technique 1 – Connect to the hidden WIFI by utilizing the list from tray of the system-
· The first thing you need to do is click on WIFI icon and open the accessible WIFI networks list from the tray of the system.
On windows 10, the wireless networks present in your location are displayed. Go through that wireless networks list till you reach down. There you are going to find a WIFI network known as hidden network. You need to tap or click on this entry.
Now tick in the check box which shows connect automatically, then you can press the option connect.
Now you are required to enter the hidden wireless network name, then you can type the name and press on next option.
You are then asked to enter the network security key of hidden wireless network. Now type it and click on next option.
the operating system window 10 spends some time and tries to connect to hidden wireless network. If you give name and security key matches then you are allowed to connect to this network on your PC. Pick the option yes or no based on what you desire. This option is going to set the network profile, location, and settings of network sharing. You are now ready to get connected to the hidden network.
Technique 2 – using settings application, connect to the hidden wireless network:
The starting step is to open the settings. Then go to the category option displayed as network and internet.
You will see WIFI option on window’s left side. Then you click or tap on the right side displayed as manage known networks.
When you find the manage known networks, click on it. Now click on plus add a network button option.
Now the next thing you need to enter is security data for the hidden wireless networks. This is as described below:
1. Now you need to enter the hidden network name in the network name field or enter the SSID details.
2. In the field called security type pick the kind of security which you can use it by the hidden network. Few routers might name this method of authentication. The operating system windows 10 might or might not ask you for specifying the type of encryption.
3. In the field of security key, now you need to enter the password by the hidden wireless network.
4. For connecting to this hidden wireless network automatically, there is a check box, it says connect automatically, click on the check box.
5. If you desire, you can also check the box which displays you connect even if the network is not broadcasting. This will create the search of windows 10 for hidden network each of the time when it is not connected to a network. Also, if the hidden network is not present in your area. But it might put your security to be private. Make sure to not keep it open as many experts who are skilled can intercept this search for the hidden network. It also tends to utilize the power of battery while the search is on, if only your devices are running on batteries.
6. When everything above is completed, you can now click or choose the option save.
When you save the fresh wireless network then windows 10 will try to connect to it an automatic manner. It is important that you have to enter the details correct way. You need to connect in a no time.
Technique 3 – Using the control panel and the set up a connection or network wizard, connect to the hidden wireless network
This is the third method to connect to a hidden wireless network. If the above two methods that you used are not visible or found on your operating system windows 10 in your tablet or laptop.
In this scenario, you require to try this technique then
· Open the control panel present on your computer settings.
· You can now go to the network and internet and then to network and sharing center.
· You will find that there you can click or tap on the link which is displayed to you as set up a new connection or the network.
· You are going to find the set up a connection or network wizard that is began.
· Pick the manually connect to a wireless network and now click or choose the option next.
· Now you need to enter the security data for your wireless fidelity network in the mentioned fields below:
1. The first step you need to provide in the security field is that you need to enter the SSID. Or you can enter the network name in the field of network name.
2. In the field of security type, pick the security kind which is utilized by the hidden wireless network. Few of the routers might name this method of authentication. Based on the type of security that you have chosen, the operating system window 10 may or may not ask you about specifying the type of encryption.
3. If you desire that you don’t want others to look at the password you are going to type in the field, check the box which tells you about hide characters.
4. For connecting to the network in an automatic way, the thing you need to do is check the box which tells you that start this connection automatically.
5. If you wish that you can also check the box which tell you that connect even if the network is not broadcasting.
6. This will make the windows operating system windows 10 to search for the hidden wireless network. Although you might not find the hidden network in your place. This might be able to put your privacy at danger as the professionals who are skilled can intercept this search for the hidden network.
7. Now after everything above is done, you can now click on next option.
Now, windows 10 is going to give a notification that it has successfully added the hidden wireless network. Now you can close the window and you are finally done.
Thus, you might have seen that connecting to the hidden WIFI network is complex yet simple in a way. You can find guides or explanation in steps to connect to a hidden wireless network. It’s not that it is totally secure but you can use it with some privacy. Everyone has their benefit of using hidden WIFI network.