I created a wireless ad-hoc network in windows 8, for some reason the SSID is not getting broadcast. Is there a setting some place that will make the SSID public?
Followed this tutorial
Ad-hoc connection SSIDs cannot be hidden in Windows, so likely the connection was not set up successfully and you're interpreting it as an SSID issue. Are you able to connect a device by manually entering the SSID? I have a feeling you'll be unable to.
Does the connection show up in the host under the Network and Sharing center?