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I'm having a weird issue with Windows 7 x64: I'm moving my notebook between two locations weekly, at each I have a wifi router. They both have hidden SSID-s, which are different.

If I save one, the other one gets deleted from the list, as if overwritten, so I always have to retype the SSID and password, if I want to connect after moving my computer.

At first I tought the problem was caused by both routers having the same password, but after I changed one (suffixed it with "_2") it persisted.

What can I do about this?


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I think this is a feature. (maybe) Windows does not save your password for (multiple) Hidden SSIDs.

Hidden SSIDs mostly do not increase security and can add risk in some cases. Consider looking into this.

speculation: If your computer were to save a hidden SSID, it would have to be always shouting "HELLO IS ANYONE ROUTER45!" and then a malicious router could say "hey that's me!"

Perhaps you might be able (unwisely) to go through the wizard and make it connect "even when not broadcasting" re: The last screenshot on this page:

Other relevant info:

And especially: Automatically Connecting to Hidden SSID WiFi Network

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Thanks, I didn't know that. I'll try if unhiding the SSID solves my problem and accept your answer if it does. (Though my old laptop worked this way, so it's still a bit weird.) – KáGé Oct 19 '12 at 23:29
It seems to be working now, thanks. – KáGé Oct 28 '12 at 20:30

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