Hello friends, Today I will tell you a method on how to connect to a hidden network. Users can connect to any hidden network on their computer. You can connect directly to hidden WiFi using this simple method on Windows 8.1, 10 and others. You don’t need to download any software. I will share any easy method to find and connect a hidden network.
With the extent of WiFi networks and its benefits, many new technologies have developed. Almost all of them are concerned with using WiFi, whether it is public or private, hidden or visible. All of them have their advantages and disadvantages. With new technologies associated with WiFi, hiding the network SSID have also emerged. This new feature acted as a boon to the WiFi users. Both in speed and insecurity factors wise. Many users doubt in their mind and some myths regarding the hidden networks.
What is a Hidden Network
Today, I will explain all of them. Along with the concept of the “Hidden networks,” what they are, why we use them and how to connect to a hidden network. Also, I will clear your doubts and queries that you might have in your mind. If you have been using the internet through WiFi. Then you must have realized that there are some networks that WiFi list does not show on the list. These types of network are kept hidden from the public. Only users knowing their SSID(Service set identifier) can access them. A windows 8 hidden network or any other window does not broadcast its name. Which means it does not show up in the WiFi networks list. Eventually, your PC will not find them. Therefore. Most of the windows users do not know how to connect to a hidden network.
In order to connect to a hidden network, you PC must know the name of that hidden network or say SSID(Service set identifier). It makes the network more secure as no everyone can use that network without the authorization. Still, many users doubt in their mind that whether hidden networks are safe or not. Today, I will tell you everything about them and explain how to connect to hidden WiFi or hidden network SSID(Service set identifier).
Why use Hidden Network
Most of you might be thinking that if there are visible networks available then why to use a hidden network. This is the question of the many people. Offices, colleges, schools or campus use hidden networks. Only People knowing the name of SSID(Service set identifier) can use windows 8 hidden network. The college students, employees or workers know the name. Alongside, the router being connected also knows the connected network names or so-called clients. A visible network is like a machine, and anyone can connect to it. On the other side, Hidden network is like a person is looking for the person by calling its name. Which network shows up, the client connects to the network. Therefore, we can say that using a windows 8 hidden network or from any window, is not just a matter of security. But also a factor of convenience.
However, using hidden WiFi network finder, anyone can find a hidden network. Furthermore, there is a province in windows 7. Which is that the wireless network connection not showing in windows 7 can be found. This is possible by using “PING” in window 7. however; there are many other applications such as “Kismet” and “inSSIDer.” Enormous people use these applications to search hidden networks. Which raises the question on the security of the network which has been hidden. The attackers(who use these applications) know how to connect to a hidden network almost from any OS. Therefore, every user must pay attention while joining and creating such type of networks.
Hidden SSID (Service set identifier) Security Risk
As we have already mentioned. Most of the attackers know how to connect to a hidden network. Therefore, we must give proper attention to this. When we connect to this network, we send and receive some data. On the other side, when middlemen or hackers connect to the same network, our data is at risk. With less province of protocols and less security over smartphones, they are easy to hack. In other words, there is a security risk in using these networks. Because no knows who else is using the network.
How to Connect to a Hidden Network
Now, we know a lot about the hidden networks. So, let’s proceed to the main point. Now, I am going to show you how to connect to a hidden network or how to connect to hidden WiFi. Before proceeding you must know the hidden network SSID. Follow the following steps to connect to a hidden network.
- In the lower right corner of the window screen, look for the WiFi icon.
- Now, a list of available WiFi networks will open. Here you need to click on “Network settings.”
- A settings window will pop up. Here, Under the WiFi, click on “Hidden network.”
- In the dialogue box check “connect automatically”( It is upon your choice).
- Now click on connect.
- In the new dialogue box, you will need to enter the SSID(Service set identifier) name. Make sure it is correct.
- After this, enter the password.
- If the SSID(Service set identifier) and password both match, then you will connect to the network. Otherwise not.
- Done. After several seconds you will connect to the hidden network.
Now you know how to connect to a hidden network. Just open your laptop or PC and try it. Also, while connecting make sure that no other network of the same name appears. Also, the SSID(Service set identifier) is correctly typed and safe.
Last Words on How to Connect to a Hidden Network
To tautologize in brief, we can say that hidden networks are very useful as well as less secure. But only in some exceptions. However, with the latest technologies like Kismet, anyone who knows how to connect to a hidden network, can find them and misuse the network. Therefore always be aware of these networks, especially at public places. Make sure that even if the network is hidden, but it must provide WPA/WPA2 PSK security. So that even if there is the hacker, he or she will not easily crack the security code. Do not forget to give your valuable reviews and comments. Any suggestions will be appreciated.