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    Steps to connect to a hidden network in Windows Vista?

    Please suggest me the procedure to connect a hidden network in Windows Vista.



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    Re: Steps to connect to a hidden network in Windows Vista?

    For connecting a hidden network in Windows Vista based computer, you will have to;
    • Tap on the ‘Start’ tab
    • Then tap on ‘Control Panel’ option
    • Now choose ‘View network status and tasks’
    • Go to the task pane
    • Tap on ‘Manage wireless networks’
    • Click on ‘Add’ button
    • Now choose ‘Manually Create Network Profile’
    • Then type the network name
    • Select the security type such as WEP, WPA or WPA2
    • Now you will have to select the encryption type
    • The encryption types are – AES, PSK
    • Now type the security key or passphrase
    • Tap on the check box next to ‘Start this connection automatically’ if you want to connect automatically towards this network
    • If you want to get connected towards a network that does not broadcast, then tap on the check box next to ‘Connect if the network is not broadcasting’
    That’s it. This is how users can connect a hidden network in Windows Vista computer.

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    Re: Steps to connect to a hidden network in Windows Vista?

    Follow these steps:

    1.Open START>CONTROL PANEL>NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER.

    2.Click on MANAGE WIRELESS NETWORKS.

    3.Remove all networks except yours.

    4.Right click on the network.click properties,open connections tab.

    5.Do check marks on CONNECT AUTOMATICALLY WHEN THIS NETWORK IS IN RANGE and CONNECT EVEN IF NETWORK IS NOT BROADCASTING and remove check mark from CONNECT TO A PREFERRED NETWORK AVAILABLE.

    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Steps to connect to a hidden network in Windows Vista?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Please suggest me the procedure to connect a hidden network in Windows Vista.
    1. Click on the Start button and select Connect To from the menu on the right to display the Connect to a network dialog box.
    2. If you see the name of your Network, double click it to proceed to the next screen.
    3. If you see other Networks in the list, they are probably your neighbors…
    4. Enter Security Key or passphrase.
    5. Check Display Characters to view characters/numbers being typed.
    6. Click Connect to continue to next step.
    7. At the next screen, Vista will attempt to connect to your wireless router or access point.
    8. Once the connection is established, you will be prompted to save your connection by checking the Save this network and Start this connection automatically boxes.
    9. Click Close.
    10. You will now be connected to the wireless network.

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    Re: Steps to connect to a hidden network in Windows Vista?

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    Please suggest me the procedure to connect a hidden network in Windows Vista.
    The wireless access points of a non-broadcast wireless network do not broadcast the SSID. Wireless access points can hide their SSIDs by sending beacon frames whose SSID is set to NULL. Because a non-broadcast wireless network is not visible during an active scan, a user must know the SSID to connect to the network. The user must also configure a preferred wireless network before the computer connects. However, a non-broadcast network can still be detected because the network is advertised in the probe requests that a wireless client sends. The network is also advertised in the responses to these probe requests. In this manner, wireless clients that are configured to connect to a non-broadcast network continually disclose the SSID of the network, even when the network is not in range.

    To address this behavior, Windows Vista includes a new wireless network setting that indicates whether a wireless network is broadcast or non-broadcast. In Windows Vista, you can locally configure the new setting:
    • In the Manually connect to a wireless network dialog box.
    • In the properties dialog box for the wireless network.
    • At the command prompt by using commands in the netsh wlan context.
    • By using Group Policy.
    When the Connect even if the network is not broadcasting check box is selected, the Wireless Auto Configuration feature sends probe requests to discover if a non-broadcast network is in range. A Windows Vista client computer sends these probe requests when the computer is configured to automatically connect to the network. Therefore, even though the wireless access points do not broadcast the name of their wireless network, they appear in the list of available wireless networks when they are in range. When the client computer detects that the network is in range, Wireless Auto Configuration tries to connect to the network regardless of whether it is configured as a broadcast network or as a non-broadcast network. By sending probe requests only for automatically connected non-broadcast networks, a Windows Vista wireless client computer reduces the situations in which it discloses its wireless network configuration.

    You can also configure a non-broadcast wireless network to be manually connected. You can then control exactly when to send probe requests. A manually connected non-broadcast wireless network always appears in the list of available networks. Therefore, you can connect to the network as required.

    You can use the Connect to a Network wizard to connect to non-broadcast networks in Windows Vista. When a Windows Vista wireless client computer receives a beacon frame that includes a null SSID, Windows Vista adds the wireless network to the list of available networks. Then, Windows Vista names the wireless network "Unnamed Network."

    For more information about non-broadcast wireless networks and Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft Web site:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...6942.aspx#EBAA

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    Re: Steps to connect to a hidden network in Windows Vista?


    Dear Friend........

    If you want to know that how to connect hidden network in windows vista..So you just see my some easy and steps and then try it your self.....
    Let's have a look.....

    First of all go and start your computer ant then click on the start menu and click on the control panel tab ..Now in the control panel window you can see so many options so you just go and click on the network and sharing center..After that click to manage wireless networks and remove all the networks except yours..and then right click on the network .Now click on the properties open connections tab...Now at the end Do check marks on connect automatically when this network is in range and connect even if network is not BROADCASTING and remove check mark from CONNECT TO A PREFERRED NETWORK AVAILABLE.

    ALL Done.......
    Hope you like that information......
    Thank You.......

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