How To Access A Hidden Network

HOW TO ACCESS HIDDEN WI-FI NETWORK
Hiding a Wi-Fi network is an excellent step towards increasing cyber security of a business or home. When a network is hidden,the name will not be discoverable unless the person trying to discover the network is using an advanced tool to detect hidden networks. Otherwise, nobody will be able to find the network in the list of Wi-Fi networks that are displayed. Instead, the person who wants to access your network will need to know your network name as well as password.

If you have a hidden wireless network, chances are you have written or have been provided the information to access the network. The name of the network is known as the SSID. Please make sure you find the name along with your password, before following the instructions below. 

CONNECT TO HIDDEN NETWORKS ON WINDOWS 10

  1. Open the settings app.
  2. Go to Network & Internet.
  3. Select “Wi-Fi” from the left window pane.
  4. Click “Manage known networks” on the right side.
  5. Click “Add a new network” and enter the required information.
  6. Click “Save” and wait for Windows to connect to the hidden network.

CONNECT TO HIDDEN NETWORKS ON WINDOWS 8 AND OLDER

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Go to “Network and Internet”.
  3. Click “Network and Sharing Center”.
  4. Click “Set up a new connection or network”.
  5. Choose the “Manually connect to a wireless network” option and then click “Next”.
  6. Enter the information for the wireless network you want to connect to and then click “Next”.
  7. Wait for Windows to connect to the new hidden network. 

CONNECT TO HIDDEN NETWORKS ON MACS

  1. Click on the WiFi router in the menu bar. This is usually at the top unless you moved it. 
  2. Click “Join Other Network”
  3. Enter the require information 
  4. Click the “Join” button
  5. Wait for Mac to connect to the hidden network

CONNECT TO HIDDEN NETWORK ON IPHONE OR LAPTOPS (iOS)

  1. Open the “Settings” application
  2. Go to the Wi-Fi section and select “Other”
  3. Enter the required information 
  4. Click “Join” and wait for the iOS device to connect to the hidden network

CONNECT TO HIDDEN NETWORK ON ANDROID

  1. Open the “Settings” application
  2. Go to the Wi-Fi section and select “Add WiFi Network”.
  3. Enter the network information
  4. Click “Connect” and wait for your Android device to establish a connection