setting up wifi

How can I connect via wifi to a clients network.  I was given the information, but they mentioned that the connection is "hidden".
ee4itproAsked:
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levmik2000Commented:
you have to go to your Wireless properties and add this connection manually. what OS are you using?
askurat1Commented:
What kind of computer are you using, windows 7, XP?
chakkoCommented:
they probably mean that the SSID (wifi name) is not broadcasted.   So if you open View Wireless networks it will not show up.

You need to connect manually and enter the SSID name (case sensitive) and then any key or passphrase.

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saastechCommented:
If there wireless connection has a hidden SSID; you will need to get the SSID name and password to connect to their wifi network.

Good Luck!
ee4itproAuthor Commented:
What about when it comes down to WEP,WPA,WPA2.  I asked the person who provided the information, but they don't know much.  All they provided was the key/passphrase.
askurat1Commented:
Yea you kind of need to know that. I would ask what encryption is used.
chakkoCommented:
if it is all numbers ( 0 - 9 ) and/or letters (A - F ) then it is probably WEP
it is a phrase or word then it's probably WPA or WPA2

Just in case that person doesn't know either.
chakkoCommented:
For WPA type generally you should select WPA/PSK in your computer.
chakkoCommented:
Another thing, maybe they think hiding their SSID (network) is being secure so they don't have any encryption.

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