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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 8.1 Questions: Win 8.1 (and Win 8) Wi-Fi network(s) not appearing.


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        AskWoody Plus

        At the abode, on Windows® 7, I am restricted to a v.92 connection (since I got rid of cable). When it is time to download huge files from the Internet, including key monthly patches, I go out to another venue (the library branch, a bar or restaurant) and use its broadband wi-fi connection to save them (to a USB flash drive). My laptop computer runs Windows® 8.1. (Both are Pro x64.)
        However, recently, I have been in venues where the staff gives me its wifi (or Cisco®) password, but the network to which it applies is not appearing on my available networks flap. Some go as far as showing me the network flap on their mobile telephone, which eventually flipped a switch in my brain.
        Are these networks being specially configured to only appear to Android or OS X devices?
        How can they do that, and more significantly, why are they doing that?
        Is there something I can relay to the staff at a venue which does this?
        I grant you, I am not thrilled to be using a Windows device, but it is what I have, and I am disquieted this is occuring to me.

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        Da Boss

        Are you sure your WiFi is working anywhere? Could the problem be with you wireless network card, and not with the sites’s you visit?

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          AskWoody Plus

          I am certain it is on them. Just Monday, I was out-&-about at two taprooms in Illinois [Kings & Convicts, Highwood; and DryHop Brewers on N. Broadway in Chicago.]. At both venues, I was given the access network’s password, that wi-fi network appeared, and I successfully connected.

          If I had to guess, I would utter it is a setting in its connectivity file.

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