Did you know that you can use your Windows Phone 8 smartphone to connect to hidden wireless networks, just like any PC with Windows? It can be done and it is not that hard, even though the steps involved are not very obvious at first. Here's how it works:
How to connect to wireless networks & how to manage them in Windows. How to solve problems and conflicts.
Unfortunately, viewing and managing the passwords of your wireless networks is harder in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 than it was in Windows 7. That's because the Manage Wireless Networks panel has been removed from these operating systems. However, there is still a way for you to learn the password of your active wireless network connection. Here's how it is done.
There are cases when you need to use a proxy server in order to access various resources on the Internet. For example, if you connect your Windows Phone device to your company's business network, you may need to set up a proxy, so that you get internet access. In this quick guide, I'll show how to add a proxy server to the wireless connection on your Windows Phone 8. The procedure is both simple and fast.
We purchase smartphones not only because we want a phone but also a productivity device that's always connected to the Internet. That's why connecting to wireless networks of all kinds is very important for smartphone users, and Windows Phone 8 makes it easy to connect to all kinds of networks. Also, you can easily remove wireless networks from your smartphone's memory when you no longer use them. In this tutorial I will show how to enable the WiFi chip in Windows Phone 8, how to connect to new wireless networks and how to delete one or more wireless networks.
As soon as I installed Windows 8.1 on my laptop, I noticed a pretty big annoyance: the absence of the "Forget this network" option in the Networks pane. I was left with no intuitive way of removing wireless networks that no longer worked because their password has been changed. How do you get around this problem and remove wireless networks in Windows 8.1? Let's find out in this tutorial.
Network locations were first introduced in Windows Vista. At that time, they somehow managed to feel half-baked and confusing to users. They were improved in Windows 7 and later on in Windows 8. Now they have a simple implementation and they are a very useful way to manage network connections and network sharing. Let’s learn together what they are, how they work and why they are useful.
A data connection on your Windows Phone can go a long way to enhancing your productivity while on the go. But it can't meet all your needs at all times. Sometimes you need your laptop. While there's no shortage of Wi-Fi hotspots these days, there isn't always one available when you need one. In those instances, you can use your Windows Phone as your own personal mobile Wi-Fi hotspot by sharing your phone’s internet connection. Here’s how.
When you connect to a wireless network, the network’s security information, settings and password are automatically stored on your computer in the form of a network profile. This profile allows Windows to connect automatically the next time this network is in range. In previous versions of Windows you could open a list of available profiles for management purposes. From this list you could easily prioritize connections, change profile information and delete profiles for networks you no longer require access to. Windows 8 changes things.
While connecting to a broadcasting wireless network in Windows 8 is a very simple process, the same can’t be said of a hidden network. By not broadcasting its SSID (service set identifier), or network name, a hidden network is not visible in the list of available networks you can access from your computer. You’ll need to know the SSID, as well as all of the other security information before you can connect. Read on for step-by-step instructions for connecting to a hidden network in Windows 8.
Windows 8 provides a simple interface for connecting to wireless networks. The procedure varies depending on whether or not the network broadcasts its name (or SSID - service set identifier). If the name is broadcasted, connecting to the network is as simple as entering a password. Users of Windows 7 won’t have any trouble, but if you’re switching from an older operating system or you just need a refresher, read on.
One of the most common root causes for having slow and unstable wireless network connections is interference. Many things interfere with a wireless network: everything from walls to the microwaves you use in the kitchen to other wireless networks. That’s why I decided to learn more on the subject, experiment with my own wireless network and share what I have learned.
In this article, you will understand more about what can interfere with your wireless network and learn how to deal with interferences from other wireless networks.
Some of our readers asked us to publish a guide on how to find hidden wireless network connections and learn also their SSIDs (network name). There are quite a few tools available, used mostly by hackers and networking professionals, but most of them work only on Linux. For Windows there are very few tools available and even fewer free tools. However, there is one - named inSSIDer - which helps you analyze all the wireless networks in your area. It shows also hidden networks together with lots of useful information about all the networks it detects. Read this guide to learn more about the tool and how to use it.