Win 10 Upgrade - Hidden Wireless Connections?

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  1. itman

    itman Registered Member

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    Perhaps this connection is normal. Nothing like this ever existed in Win 7 and I see no reason why a hidden wireless connection should exist in Win 10. Also the ipconfig display is weird in that it is showing alternate IPv6 connections that never existed in Win 7.

    Also unchecking "connected" does help - it just auto reconnects?

    Any help greatly appreciated.

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  2. itman

    itman Registered Member

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    Did a little research and appears that Win 10 can pickup all kinds of wireless connections. I use AT& U-verse as my TV and Internet provider. Appears it is detecting my wireless TV boxes. Also cannot connect to the hidden connections without entering a SID and box ID. So no problem. A posting from redid for ref:

    Strange through because a lot of corp. postings on the web that they couldn't see their hidden networks on Win 10.
     
  3. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

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    My Windows 7 wireless applet also lists all the nearby wireless networks. I can login only into mine which is a secure network.

    Nothing new here.
     
  4. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    "hidden" means its owner made it not public - but i would guess you cant login or use it.

    be carefull - windows 10 can share your own hotspot. try O&O shutup and see, what its like.
     
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