How to connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network on your Windows 10 PC

Have you tried to connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network? Anyone can connect to a Wi-Fi network that’s been broadcasting, but some Wi-Fi networks are just hidden from the list so that you can’t find them and connect easily, but there’s a way you can connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network on your Windows 10 computer. Here’s how.

If you believe that a Wi-Fi network is not broadcasting its name means you can’t connect to it, then take a look at this method that shows you how to find and connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network using your Windows 10 PC.

How to connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network on your Windows 10 PC

Follow this step-by-step guide to connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network.

  • Step 1: On your Windows PC, head to the taskbar at the bottom and click on the W-Fi network symbol or globe icon. If you don’t find one, click the up arrow to find it or simply click on the notification icon in the corner and then click on the Wi-Fi symbol to bring the available Wi-Fi networks.

  • Step 2: Here, if you see Hidden Network in the list, click on it and Connect.

  • Step 3: Enter the name (SSID) for the network. You should know the SSID – the name of the hidden Wi-Fi network, for example, HomeWiFi or ‘killer fiber’ in our case.
  • Step 4: Once you enter the name of the Wi-Fi network, click Next.

  • Step 5: Now, enter the password of the Wi-Fi if you are asked and then click Next. If your Wi-Fi has no password, it will connect automatically.
  • Step 6: You will be asked if you would like to make your PC discoverable on your hidden Wi-Fi network. Click either Yes or No, Microsoft recommends that you should click Yes if you are on a home network. Choose No if you are on a public network.

That’s how you can connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network on your Windows 10 PC. Visit more guides and tutorials on our website.

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