1.    26 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2017
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    Windows 10

    I can't connect to Unsecured network


    When I go to coffee house and look at available networks, the unsecured network of coffee house shows up with a shield symbol. I can't connect to this network.
    I have been using this network for 2 years and suddenly it appeared with this symbol.
    Everyone else can connect to this network
    I can connect to secured network in my home
    It seems something in my laptop configuration has changed. I cant figure out whats that.
    I am attaching image of unsecured network as below. Its "Hidden Network" displaying at bottom as open with shield symbol
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    Please suggest, what does this symbol mean and how can I connect to unsecured network.

    Thanks
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  2.    26 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2017
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    10 Professional x64

    select network settings, under your wifi connections find Manage wifi settings. ensure your settings are as you would expect. scoll to the bottom and you should be able to manage known networks. select the coffee shop network and select forget.

    this should allow you to set up your connection again from new.
    Last edited by eddie563; 27 Jan 2017 at 06:22.
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  3.    27 Jan 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,254
    Mac OS Sierra

    Why don't you ask the owner. It is possible that they disabled it because of abuse. Asking where the problem is, works a lot better than asking random people on the Internet. Most likely the "Hidden Network Secured" is the real connection. The other is probably a disabled Guest Account, or both are Honey pots.
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  4.    27 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,254
    Mac OS Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by eddie563 View Post
    select network settings, under your wifi connections find Manage wifi settings. ensure your settings are as you would expect. scoll to the bottom and you should be able to manage known networks. select the coffee shop network and select forget. this should allow you to set up your connection again from new.
    This is not a problem with them. It is most likely that they disabled it because of abuse. The OP needs to talk to whoever is working at the Coffee Shop if they have disabled it for abuse. Showing the SSID hidden could mean anything. It could be a Honey Pot, could be a wifi mesh network for utility monitoring.
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