Windows 10: What is 'Network Name' shown as 'Hidden Network' for?

Discus and support What is 'Network Name' shown as 'Hidden Network' for? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, I sometimes see Network Name is shown as 'Hidden Network' in the Network _Settings taskbar. I have remember that I only saw such a hidden... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Hadramawt, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Hadramawt Win User

    What is 'Network Name' shown as 'Hidden Network' for?


    Hi,
    I sometimes see Network Name is shown as 'Hidden Network' in the Network _Settings taskbar.
    I have remember that I only saw such a hidden network name' one time when I rested my router to default configuration.

    I didn't take a screen shot when I saw that hidden network. So, to only let you see what I mean with 'hidden network' I also saw that time, I have taken a screen shot from the Brink tutorial:

    What is 'Network Name'  shown as 'Hidden Network' for? [​IMG]


    When I tried to connected to that hidden network name, I was asked to enter a name to that network. I don't know who created that hidden network.

    :)
     
    Hadramawt, Sep 20, 2016
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  2. singhnsk Win User

    Caller ID in Asha 311

    Is there a confusion? Sorry about that.

    Actually what I meant is that Unknown Name is displayed when the network doesn't supply any number which the phone can match with the address book and show a name.

    Most probably the number in question is a Private Number, the Caller ID of which is hidden by the network and won't be shown over to you.

    I think calling T_mobile will be a better idea as this is not a problem with the handset. Handset needs a number to show the appropriate name for that contact.
     
    singhnsk, Sep 20, 2016
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  3. Mobile hotspot remains in Wifi list even when Off

    What is the Computer name found by right clicking Start button to open System, scroll down to Computer Name.

    And in Settings>Network>Mobile Hotspot what is the Network Name shown?
     
    Greg Carmack - Windows MVP, Sep 20, 2016
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  4. Bree New Member

    What is 'Network Name' shown as 'Hidden Network' for?

    It's possible with some routers to hide your SSID. People do this under the mistaken impression it make their WiFi more 'secure' - it doesn't...
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/28653...y-more-secure/
     
  5. Try3 Win User
    If you see a Hidden network that is not yours then it simply means that somebody nearby is transmitting a Hidden network [possibly using the WiFi hotspot feature of their smartphone].

    If they wanted you to be able to connect to it then they would have told you what its name [SSID] and security key were.

    Since they have not done so they don't want to allow you to connect. That is their right.

    Denis
     
  6. Hadramawt Win User
    I only one time saw that hidden network name. However, I don't know if my Router can hide my SSID or not. I have not see any options in the configurations. However, I think I have seen that hidden network, once I rested my router to be in default configurations without any settings. My router is a MikroTik brand(RB2011UiAS-5Hnd)
     
    Hadramawt, Sep 22, 2016
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  7. Ethelwulf Win User
    Interesting I was always thinking of hiding it *Smile

    But after your Link I wont Bother
    Thanks
     
    Ethelwulf, Sep 22, 2016
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  8. Try3 Win User

    What is 'Network Name' shown as 'Hidden Network' for?

    So what? It is an event of absolutely no significance. There is no problem to be solved.

    Forget the subject and devote your energies to something else.

    Denis
     
  9. Hadramawt Win User
    Yes, but not all Routers can let you hide the SSID.



    Besides, I read that "SSID is a network name, not — I repeat, not — a password. A wireless network has an SSID to distinguish it from other wireless networks in the vicinity. The SSID was never designed to be hidden, and therefore won’t provide your network with any kind of protection if you try to hide it."

    However, I think that Ethernet connection/Network has SSID.
    See screen shots below:
    My Ethernet connection/work has a different SSID than Wireless connection/network

    What is 'Network Name'  shown as 'Hidden Network' for? [​IMG]

    However, when I merged them, then then the SSID became one for both.

    What is 'Network Name'  shown as 'Hidden Network' for? [​IMG]
     
    Hadramawt, Apr 5, 2018
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