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I have Windows 7 with the following station: D-Link DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter(rev.A2) (driver version 3.5.0.21).

I'm trying to connect to a wireless network that has an hidden SSID with the command:

Netsh wlan connect name="myNetworkProfile"

The profile is configured to connect even if the network is not broadcasting its name (SSID).
Despite that, the command fails promptly every time with the message:

The network specified by profile "myNetworkProfile" is not available to connect.

Nonetheless, when trying to connect manually using the dialog box (see image below), it successfully connects to the network after about 10 or 15 seconds.
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Also, Please - no need to elaborate about how useless the hidden SSID feature is.

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original answer: netsh wlan connect ssid=YOURSSID name=PROFILENAME

updated answer: netsh wlan connect ssid=YOURSSID name=PROFILENAME nonBroadcast=yes

  • Tried that, doesn't work... – Dor Aug 21 '14 at 6:33
  • what about this: netsh wlan connect ssid=YOURSSID name=PROFILENAME nonBroadcast=yes – pyker Aug 21 '14 at 12:59
  • Isn't it identical as the previous one? – gronostaj Aug 21 '14 at 13:59
  • the previous one did not have "nonBroadcast=yes" I updated the answer – pyker Aug 21 '14 at 15:40
  • Sorry but still doesn't work – Dor Sep 16 '14 at 7:17

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