Windows 10: Blackberry Q10 wifi Hotspot Hidden

  1. Posts : 71
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Jan 2016 #1

    Blackberry Q10 wifi Hotspot Hidden

    I just recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 (clean install) to see what it has to offer, and so far everything works fine. Except last evening during a class I teach I needed a wifi connection so I enabled the Hotspot feature my BB Q10. But its broadcast SSID was not showing as an available wifi network. There was a strong Hidden Network appearing on the list, but I did not want to try it as I was in a public environment. A student in the class enabled their iPhone's hotspot which I could see and used that instead. The same student (and others) could see my Blackberry SSID on their phones.

    When I got home I checked with my wife's iPad and she could see the BB Hotspot SSID and successfully logged into it. She then enabled the Hotspot feature on her iPhone and its SSID was displayed on my Lenovo laptop's available networks.

    I then manually typed in the SSID name into the strong Hidden Network displayed on the available networks list and I could then connect to it without problems. I also used a network sniffing tool on he same laptop (inSSIDer 4) and it displays the Q10 SSID being broadcast and is not a hidden network. But it just will NOT display its identity on the laptop's wifi list of "available networks".

    - The Q10 is broadcasting its SSID as other devices see it
    - The laptop sees the SSID using the inSSIDer utility and it does not appear to be hidden
    - I can see and access other phone's hotspot SSID's with the same laptop
    - My list of available networks shows the BB SSID as as Hidden Network (without a name)
    - Everything worked fine with Windows 8.1 on the same laptop.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?

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  2. Posts : 71
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       24 Jan 2016 #2

    Over in the Crackberry Forums another Blackberry Q10 user has the same issue.

    Any idea why a wifi SSD in Windows 10 would be deemed to be hidden when it's not?
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