Windows 10: Hidden wifi

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  1.    09 Feb 2016 #11

    Hidden network = SSID not broadcasting. It just a security feature of the wireless router. With the SSID not broadcasting, it is suppose to be harder for anyone to hack your wifi.
    Last edited by TrustMe; 09 Feb 2016 at 13:12.
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       12 Feb 2016 #12

    TrustMe said: View Post
    Hidden network = SSID not broadcasting. It just a security feature of the wireless router. With the SSID not broadcasting, it is suppose to be harder for anyone to hack your wifi.
    All incorrect information. None of that is about security.
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  3.    12 Feb 2016 #13

    bro67 said: View Post
    All incorrect information. None of that is about security.
    What's it about then?
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       12 Feb 2016 #14

    TrustMe said: View Post
    What's it about then?
    What about what. This thread is almost a year old. The OP has moved on. Please start your own thread if you are having problems.
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  5.    12 Feb 2016 #15

    bro67 said: View Post
    This thread is almost a year old. The OP has moved on. Please start your own thread if you are having problems.
    Then there is no problem answering him.

    You said he was wrong, what is it if their answer is wrong?
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       13 Feb 2016 #16

    derekimo said: View Post
    Then there is no problem answering him. You said he was wrong, what is it if their answer is wrong?
    You and I both know that the OP answer is wrong. It is not that hard to decipher the SSID from a Access Point that is live and sending out Beacons. All that you need is the right tools.
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  7.    13 Feb 2016 #17

    bro67 said: View Post
    You and I both know that the OP answer is wrong. It is not that hard to decipher the SSID from a Access Point that is live and sending out Beacons. All that you need is the right tools.
    I don't see where the OP is wrong, and saying
    It is not that hard to decipher the SSID from a Access Point that is live and sending out Beacons. All that you need is the right tools.
    doesn't really explain why he's wrong. Hiding the SSID is one of several methods to help secure a basically unsecured connection. "With the right tools" you could get the SSID, crack the password, get the MAC and IP address of the router and other connected devices, etc. That is, if you have the right tools and the knowledge to use them.
    Last edited by derekimo; 13 Feb 2016 at 22:58. Reason: Fixed quote
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  8.    13 Feb 2016 #18

    skeefiez11 said: View Post
    I also am seeing "Hidden Network" in my Wifi list which I never saw before:

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    What really is this "Hidden Network" and what is it's purpose?? is this someone using my wifi? someone using my connection? Please explain what this is and why I am seeing this on Win 10 when I never saw a "Hidden Network" when I was using Win Vista.

    Thanks!

    Lin
    I see you have FiOS service. FYI the FiOS Router has a hidden WiFi that is used for the Quantum TV streaming service (even if you don't have Quantum TV service). You are seeing it on Window 10 because Windows 10 can see and report hidden networks. I don't this Vista could, although the was enabled on the FiOS router last fall which may be the reason you did not see it before on Vista. When did you upgrade wto Windows 10?
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  9.    13 Feb 2016 #19

    There is nothing false about my statement. Hiding the SSID is a security feature of the router. Period. That's all I said. I know it's easy to hack but that has nothing to to with it.
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