Have to enable broadcast?

November 9, 2009 at 08:42:02
Specs: Vista SP1, 3.0Ghz,2Ghz
I set up my wireless router and disabled broadcast. When I tried to connect with my laptop, it did not show in the networks found list. I had to reenable broadcast to find it and connect. Isn't there a way to disable broadcast and still subsequently connect to your wireless network? Thanks

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November 9, 2009 at 17:10:12
If broadcast is disabled, then your PC won't see it in the list (that is the purpose of broadcast off).

However, you can manually create a wireless connection using the name of the wireless network and it's associated security password. Your PC will then be able to connect to it.

How to do this depends on the OS, which you didn't specify in your question.

This may help:

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November 9, 2009 at 20:25:29
Thanks for the link. I noticed in broadcast that the mode of encryption, WPA2, is also advertised in the list. I certainly don't want people knowing my mode of encryption! I know WPA2 is hard to break but there may be some guru out there who can't pass up the challenge! With the manual method all this is kept private! Way to go!

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