Hide your Wifi network is one of few ways to secure your network. Not a lot of people do this, it is very effective to avoid any stranger to find and connect to their network. But for network owners who are not familiar with this method, they will have an issue to connect to the hidden network.
I received a lot of similar question regarding connecting any devices to a hidden wireless network. First of all, I want to thank you for visiting Barzrul.com, you can read this and this post regarding the tutorial of how you can hide your wireless network.
Once you’ve done reading the 2 aforementioned posts, you can proceed with below tutorial to connect you Windows PC to the hidden network.
How to connect to a hidden Wifi network on Windows PC
Step 1: Right-click on the wireless icon on your Windows PC and click “Open Network and Sharing Center”.
Step 2: Select “Set up a new connection or network”.
Step 3: Select “Manually connect to a wireless network”.
Step 4: In “Network name” box, key in your hidden Wifi network name.
Step 5: In “Security type” box, select your security type.
Step 6: In “Encryption type” box, select you encryption type.
Step 7: In “Security key” box, key in you Wireless network password.
Step 8: Tick “Start this connection automatically”.
Step 9: Click on “Next” button.
Done. If all of the information are correct and Windows can find the Wireless network, you will be connected automatically. If not, you need to repeat all the steps above.