How to connect to an SSID non-broadcast network faster

Posted on 2006-05-02
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I have a network and have turned off the SSID broadcast feature of my wireless Router.
I have a laptop with a built-in wireless NIC and it connects to that wireless network automatically, however, it usually takes a minute to do so, and since SSID is not broadcast I can't go to "View Available Wireless Networks" and simply connect to it faster, is there a timer for this somewhere or a way to speed it up when I turn on my laptop's wireless NIC within range of the wireless router?
Question by:davidgareau
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    no timer that im aware of.. just make sure it is the first network it trys to connect to- if you dont need the others, remove the extra ones....


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