Table of Contents

How to Connect to a Hidden Network in Windows 11
How To / Windows 11 /

How to Connect to a Hidden Network in Windows 11

To connect to a hidden network, you need to know their credentials and this adds an extra layer of security to the network. Hidden networks are created to prevent its identity from being public by hiding its name. As the network’s name is not broadcasted therefore it provides privacy and security to the user.

In this blog, we will see how we can connect to private networks by two different methods by Connecting via the settings and Connecting via the control panel and entering the credentials.
The credentials you need to know to get connected to the network are:-

  • Name of network
  • Network security type. Example WEP and WPA2
  • Password

Reader Tip:- While browsing through a private network the guarantee of privacy is missing by the provider and it is possible that your browsing history is compromised. Therefore we recommend you use Systweak VPN for safe browsing.

Systweak VPN Provides 100% online anonymity and data privacy by hiding your IP address. Systweak VPN uses AES-256-bit encryption which is the best in class encryption used by securities agencies.

You get a 30 days money-back guarantee with its subscription and also the subscription is valid for 12+3 months.

Features of Systweak VPN:-

  • Browse unrestricted global content
  • Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKev2) is used to establish a secure tunnel
  • AES 256-bit military-grade encryption
  • Kill Switch
  • IP address masking hides IP address for private browsing
  • 4500+ servers provide unrestricted access in 53+ countries across the globe

Systweak VPN (1)

Ways to Connect to a Hidden Network in Windows 11:

1. Connecting Private network Via Settings:-

1. Press Windows key to go to Start Menu

2. Select Settings icon

3. Select Network & Internet

Network and Internet

4. Click on Wi-Fi

5. Click Manage known networks

Known Networks

6. Click Add Network Button

7. Enter Details: Name, Security type, Security key, and click Save
Note:- This information is provided by the network supplier. Click Connect automatically to avoid putting all credentials again when you connect to the same network.

Add a new network

8. If you forget to select Connect Automatically, then navigate to the Quick Settings menu and click on Wi-Fi.

 

Battery level
Image source: digitalcitizen.life

Wi-fi Connect

9. Click on the arrow and locate Newly connected network

10. Click on Connect

Digital Citizen
Image source: digitalcitizen.life

2. Connecting Via Control panel:-

1. Click on the Search icon in the bottom bar

2. Type and search Control Panel and open it

3. Once the Control Panel opens, locate and click on View network status and tasks underneath Network and Internet.

4. Select Set up a new connection or network.

Manage Known Netwroks

5. Click on Manually connect to a wireless network

6. Enter all the credentials below.
Note:- Click on Start this connection automatically to avoid putting all credentials again when you connect to the same network.

Security password

7. Click Next after putting in all credentials

8. You will see a window confirming you have been added to the hidden network successfully.

9. If you forget to select Connect Automatically, then navigate to the bottom right corner and click on the Wi-Fi icon

Connect Automatically

10. Click on the arrow and locate Newly connected network.

11. Click on Connect

Conclusion:-

Connection to a private network seems hard but it is actually not hard. You just need to know the credentials and the process of connecting to a private network via the settings app or via the control panel. In this blog, we have discussed both methods and you can try any one of them which suits you. Also for secure browsing, you can browse through Systweak VPN which restricts your IP address and gives you a safe passage to access any content across the globe.

Let us know how helpful this article is for you if you are willing to connect to a hidden network.

Releted Topics

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *