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camar0rs

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So I have 2 hidden wireless networks at my work

with windows 7 I would have a list of my hidden SSID networks and could easily switch back and forth

why did this change with windows 8?

I have to use "Hidden Network" and manually input the information from the wireless icon - dumb!

either way, switching back and forth between hidden and non hidden network it always asks for my password! wth ???

suggestions ??
 

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chev65

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yes i have seen these articles and i know how to connect to a hidden network

the point is it does not save the passphrase when switching between hidden and normal SSID....

I would think that the check box to remember to connect automatically would work but it may work differently for no SSID broadcast.

Have you manually typed in the network name, type of security and the network security key on the Manually connect to a wireless network page "link below". Access for that page is through the Network and Sharing Center. It's best to remove the old wireless profile before manually creating the new one.

How to Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks in Windows 8 | 7 Tutorials

Maybe it's not remembering this information for security reasons or there is a problem with switching between the two, but it seems like it should be able to save the settings.

Certain types of wireless connection software can also cause this problem, the ones that install along with the wireless NIC drivers are notorious.
 
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camar0rs

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I just don't get why Microsoft changed this feature... I don't like it.... I wish they had kept the workaround shell command but so much for that..... bah!
 

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camar0rs

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is there a way to even create like a shortcut on the desktop to connect to a wireless profile ? I could live with that
 

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chev65

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I just don't get why Microsoft changed this feature... I don't like it.... I wish they had kept the workaround shell command but so much for that..... bah!

As far as I know they didn't change it, but there are other things that can cause this type of problem like connection software.

With no SSID broadcast it is mandatory to fill out the manual wireless profile from the Control Panel, that procedure should definitely be working and saving all sign in credentials.
 

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    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
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    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
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    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
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    GTX-480
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    Asus D2 Xonar
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I just don't get why Microsoft changed this feature... I don't like it.... I wish they had kept the workaround shell command but so much for that..... bah!

As far as I know they didn't change it, but there are other things that can cause this type of problem like connection software.

With no SSID broadcast it is mandatory to fill out the manual wireless profile from the Control Panel, that procedure should definitely be working and saving all sign in credentials.


Yep...it's the same way in windows 7.
 

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chev65

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I just don't get why Microsoft changed this feature... I don't like it.... I wish they had kept the workaround shell command but so much for that..... bah!

As far as I know they didn't change it, but there are other things that can cause this type of problem like connection software.

With no SSID broadcast it is mandatory to fill out the manual wireless profile from the Control Panel, that procedure should definitely be working and saving all sign in credentials.


Yep...it's the same way in windows 7.

I'm pretty sure that someone isn't following directions exactly as printed in the link which requires you do fill out the wireless settings manually through the control panel.

Either that, Or the connection software that installed with the wireless device is causing the problem.

How to Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks in Windows 8 | 7 Tutorials
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

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