When connecting to a wireless network, most wireless networks identify themselves by broadcasting their SSID. In Windows 7, if your wireless adapter is turned on, your computer will provide you with a list of the networks it has detected. While not common, you may need to occasionally connect to a wireless network that does not broadcast its SSID, thereby masking its presence. This quick tutorial provides instructions on how to create a manual connection to a wireless network that is not broadcasting its SSID.
Enter information for the wireless network you want to add;
Network Name (SSID): PublicW7
Security type: WPA2-Personal
Encryption type: AES
Security Key (Shared Secret): * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Connect even if the network is not broadcasting should be checked
Click on the Network status icon, a list of the detected and manually created wireless networks should be listed.
If you do not see any networks, make sure your wireless adapter is powered on.
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