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Hidden Network

This is probebly crazy, but I'll ask anyway.

 

Is the Gen5 modem-wifi creating a hidden network? I've been noticing it every time that I turn on wifi on my Wondows 10 Surface Pro 3.

 

When I unplug the modem-wifi and use my ASUS router, it doesn't show up. It is only there when using Gen5 modem-wifi. It comes in super strong at same level as Gen5 wifi. My neighbor's router comes in at one bar.

 

Any ideas?

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Associate Professor

Re: Hidden Network

Yes the signal is coming from your HT2000w...  You wont be able to connect to that signal, and the signal is disabled if you disable the Wifi on the modem.  

It's kind of like the USB port on the back of the HT1100... It's there for "future use", but, we have no idea when or if that future will ever come. Smiley Happy

Assistant Professor

Re: Hidden Network

You'll pardon my "clueles banter", but tone is as tone does.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Senior

Re: Hidden Network

First question asked about hidden network. After thinking about it I asked 2 more questions.

 

I do not believe that Hughesnet is being transparent. I do not buy that they can do what they want and we have no choice.

 

When members ask specifically about the "Hidden Network" no explaination is given.

 

The "supposed experts" on this forum also have no answers as to the "hidden network". They chose to attack members wanting to know what is going on. WHY?

 

I'll just leave it at that.....

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Assistant Professor

Re: Hidden Network

Radio signals are very quirky especially at high frequency micro wave like WiFi at 2.4 and 5 GHz. Who knows, maybe a big rock or tree is making the difference. But no, you are not crazy.

 

Something about your Gen 5 modem and neighbor like each other. 

 

Again, these frequecies are very quirky when it comes to reception.

Assistant Professor

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@lake_woman

Short answer is: It's possible.

 

If your primary 2.4GHz and 5GHz and/or associated Guest wifi channels are enabled without the SSID being broadcast it will be "hidden" - basically signals with blank names. You would only be able to use it if you knew the SSID. This is to prevent people from detecting, then also hacking into your wifi - they'd now need two pieces of information (SSID and password - if set) instead of one (just the password).


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Associate Professor

Re: Hidden Network

Yes the signal is coming from your HT2000w...  You wont be able to connect to that signal, and the signal is disabled if you disable the Wifi on the modem.  

It's kind of like the USB port on the back of the HT1100... It's there for "future use", but, we have no idea when or if that future will ever come. Smiley Happy

Assistant Professor

Re: Hidden Network

Then there is what @C0RR0SIVE and @MarkJFine said which also applies. I was looking at it more from the signal side than hardware configuration side. I have bias as a radio tech background, always look at signal properties first. Distorts my view sometimes.

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@C0RR0SIVE wrote:

Yes the signal is coming from your HT2000w...  You wont be able to connect to that signal, and the signal is disabled if you disable the Wifi on the modem.  

It's kind of like the USB port on the back of the HT1100... It's there for "future use", but, we have no idea when or if that future will ever come. Smiley Happy


Thank you CORROSIVE! I have my SSIDs broadcasting, so I knew it wasn't anything to do with that. The signal is so strong that I knew it wasn't a neighbor.

 

I read something about some providers creating a hidden network to speed up the wifi, or something like that.

 

Thanks again for solving my mystery hidden network!

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Freshman

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I have the same 'hidden network' that just began showing up everytime I turn on my hughesnet modem/router.  I'm not fine with this explanation.  I have been on the phone with tech support for hours and they just keep saying they can't help me because they can't see the hidden network on their end.  I want it gone!  It wasn't there 3 days ago and I want it gone now.  I'm sensitive to wifi signals so I have turned all but 1 of the 2.4g wifi connections off in my modem's administrative area.  I am not able to access or turn off the hidden network.  I don't want it broadcasting through my home for 'future use'.  That is not okay with me and I will report Hughesnet to the Federal Communications Commissioin if it doesn't get turned off very soon!

Freshman

Re: Hidden Network

I have the same 'hidden network' that just began showing up everytime I turn on my hughesnet modem/router.  I'm not fine with this explanation.  I have been on the phone with tech support for hours and they just keep saying they can't help me because they can't see the hidden network on their end. 

 

I want it gone!  It wasn't there 3 days ago and I want it gone now.  I'm sensitive to wifi signals so I have turned all but 1 of the 2.4g wifi connections off in my modem's administrative area.  I am not able to access or turn off the hidden network.  I don't want it broadcasting through my home for 'future use'.  That is not okay with me and I will report Hughesnet to the Federal Communications Commissioin if it doesn't get turned off very soon!

Freshman

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@lake_woman wrote:

@C0RR0SIVE wrote:

Yes the signal is coming from your HT2000w...  You wont be able to connect to that signal, and the signal is disabled if you disable the Wifi on the modem.  

It's kind of like the USB port on the back of the HT1100... It's there for "future use", but, we have no idea when or if that future will ever come. Smiley Happy


Thank you CORROSIVE! I have my SSIDs broadcasting, so I knew it wasn't anything to do with that. The signal is so strong that I knew it wasn't a neighbor.

 

I read something about some providers creating a hidden network to speed up the wifi, or something like that.

 

Thanks again for solving my mystery hidden network!


I have the same 'hidden network' that just began showing up everytime I turn on my hughesnet modem/router.  I'm not fine with this explanation.  I have been on the phone with tech support for hours and they just keep saying they can't help me because they can't see the hidden network on their end. 

 

I want it gone!  It wasn't there 3 days ago and I want it gone now.  I'm sensitive to wifi signals so I have turned all but 1 of the 2.4g wifi connections off in my modem's administrative area.  I am not able to access or turn off the hidden network.  I don't want it broadcasting through my home for 'future use'.  That is not okay with me and I will report Hughesnet to the Federal Communications Commissioin if it doesn't get turned off very soon!