The ultimate step-by-step guide on how to connect to a hidden WiFi network (hotspot that is not broadcasting its SSID) on Windows 10 desktop or laptop, phone or tablet with Android 8, 9, iPhone or iPad (iOS 11, 12)
As you probably know, you can hide your WiFi network name in the settings of your wireless router (or access point) to improve security of your hotspot. After you hide SSID, everyone will first need to enter the correct SSID and only then – a valid security key to connect to your wireless network. And here is how to connect to a hidden WiFi network that doesn’t broadcast its name.
I can’t open the configuration page or my repeater after I configured it to extend my router’s Wi-Fi network. I can log in to my router’s settings page only. Please, tell me how can I find current IP address of my repeater, open its web interface and change the settings? Continue reading
Some time ago we wrote about how to fix issue with Internet access. In this article we will mention all possible reasons and solutions to fix WiFi not working on Android device such as phone or tablet. The problem may look quite different. For instance:
- All mobile devices connect to W-iFi except one.
- Mobile device connects to all wireless networks but won’t connect to your home router.
- Android phone (tablet) connects to Wi-Fi but suddenly disconnects for no obvious reason soon (or after a definite period of time).
My Nexus 6P detects many neighbor WiFi networks but won’t see my home WiFi. I can connect to WiFi at Starbucks, McDonald’s, my Nexus even sees the network created by an ancient 54 Mbit Asus at my friend’s apartment, but not at my home. Help me understand what’s wrong with my Nexus (or my router TP-Link TL-WR941N). Continue reading
You can hide your phone, your email, not to show your profile picture in Skype if you wish. But people who are concerned about privacy have long been asking the question on forums: “how can I hide my Skype profile from search?” Today we will explain how you can entirely hide your profile If you don’t want your account to be suggested in the Skype search. And vice versa – how to allow displaying your Skype profile in search results. Continue reading
One of the most popular questions concerning networking in Windows 10 is “How can I share a folder on network?” Because it is very convenient to use shared folders on the home LAN. For instance, you can use your desktop with 8 TB hard disk drive as a NAS or file server. Thus, you won’t need to download the video to your phone or laptop to watch it. Besides that, several people can view and edit the same documents if you share the folder where it is located. You can set up permissions to read only or full access allowing to modify files from remote devices. Here is our simple step-by-step guide on how to set up network access without setting up a homegroup in Windows 10 and share a folder to everyone on your LAN. Continue reading