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How do I hide the hidden networks button?

  1. #11


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    thanks for the info ,now maybe someone has an answer because I sure don't ,didn't even know you could pick up a network like that,lol
    We have answered your question in the same way. Again, there is no way to hide a Network signal that does not have an SSID associated with it.

    Also, adding the "lol" at the end, makes it appear that you think this is a joke. Unless you wish to be serious about your questions. You will not get ignored if you add a "lol", or treat a question or answer as some joke.
    the lol was meant at me, not you or the question ,sorry you miss read my posts ,the fact that I didn't even know that a computer could pick up a hot spot from a tablet is funny to me I guess ,lol ,

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  2. #12


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Although the question has already been answered, it seems that the OP has not fully understood the answers given. Let's try to clarify this:


    • Windows 8 / 8.1 shows in Charms Bar / Connections all networks which are available, regardless if a connection to any of these networks is currently active and regardless if a connection to any of available networks has never been established.
    • When a network is shown as Hidden, it simply means that the its SSID has been hidden in router / network settings. This does not mean that the network is not available, user can connect to this network if user knows the SSID and passphrase / key. Because the network is available although hidden, it will be shown.
    • There's no other way to disable showing available WiFi networks than to turn WiFi off. User cannot select which of the available networks are shown and which not.

    Kari
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  3. #13


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    We have answered your question in the same way. Again, there is no way to hide a Network signal that does not have an SSID associated with it.
    Yes there is. OneEyed answered it in post number 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    • There's no other way to disable showing available WiFi networks than to turn WiFi off. User cannot select which of the available networks are shown and which not.

    Kari
    I just tested OneEyes answer and it works fine.


    Edit - no idea why you would want to do it though....
    Last edited by adamf; 22 Sep 2014 at 14:52. Reason: another thought
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  4. #14


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    We have answered your question in the same way. Again, there is no way to hide a Network signal that does not have an SSID associated with it.
    Yes there is. OneEyed answered it in post number 3.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    • There's no other way to disable showing available WiFi networks than to turn WiFi off. User cannot select which of the available networks are shown and which not.

    Kari
    I just tested OneEyes answer and it works fine.Edit - no idea why you would want to do it though....
    It's used when you don't want your employees to connect to a wi-fi network other than the company's.

    And yes my solution works, and the OP/others completely ignore it saying you can't hide them, when you clearly can...

    Not sure why people completely ignore my posts sometimes when they actually include the answer... It's not the first time it's happened. Feels like I'm in the Twilight Zone or something, LOL. I debated with myself about posting screenshots with a before/after my solution, but since everyone seemed to continue to ignore my post I gave up.

    Anyway here they are :
    Before (notice there is a hidden network showing up) :

    After (only one network shows, everything else is hidden) :
    Last edited by oneeyed; 22 Sep 2014 at 17:17.
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  5. #15


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    That is a good and valid solution for a work laptop, usually belonging to the employer. However for a private user who occasionally connects to different Wifi networks it is not very practical.

    My previous post was and is targeted to these private users who need to / want to use different WiFi networks.
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