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Get Win 8.1 Update1 desktop PC to show ALL nearby hotspots

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    Get Win 8.1 Update1 desktop PC to show ALL nearby hotspots


    Windows used to show all nearby WiFi hotspots in the same way that my phone does. You could also "rescan" to do a better job of seeing weak ones.

    I don't know how to do this on my Win 8.1 Update1 desktop PC.

    It just seems to show my own 2 connections and not all the 10 or so I see on my phone.
    I left click on the bar graph in the N.A. - a blue bar pops out from the right but it does not show all the nearby connections.

    What algorithm is it using to make this selection? How can I control that?

    Do I have to buy an "app" or a program?

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    It is still the same way as it was with Windows 7 in the desktop mode. For the Metro/Start Screen mode, it will also show any available SSID's for Access Points.
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Get Win 8.1 Update1 desktop PC to show ALL nearby hotspots
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