Add and configure hidden SSID on Android phone

It is common, mostly in corporate environment, that SSID (wireless network) is hidden, or not broadcasted for security reasons. Information you need to know in order to configure hidden SSID are name, encryption method if present and password or pre-shared key.

Configuring this may vary, depending on Android version or even device type. I did this tutorial on Sony Xperia, but i know that some options are not on same place on screen/interface. Point is to know process, logic in configuring device. If you know that you will easily find options on screen

First task is to select Settings on your Android device (Slide 1.) and on WIRELESS & NETWORKS screen select Wi-Fi (Slide 2.).

Add and configure hidden SSID on Android phone

Slide 1.

Add and configure hidden SSID on Android phone

Slide 2.

Find and select or on some devices find drop down option and/or find Add Network option (Slide 3.).

Add and configure hidden SSID on Android phone

Slide 3.

Type Network SSID, select security method and password (Sldie 4). For all of this you`ll need to ask network owner or network administrators. In many cases, in corporate networks, there are some advanced options that needs to be configured. Select check box  Show  advanced options.

Add and configure hidden SSID on Android phone

Slide 4.

Select Proxy IP address if  needed and/or select IP settings: DHCP or statically configured IP address (Slide 5). These are also information that have to be provided to you by corporate network authorities.

Add and configure hidden SSID on Android phone

Slide 5.

I hope you find this tutorial useful.

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Dejan Dzodan

Dejan Dzodan

IT professional for more then 15 years, mostly in financial institutions but with experience in ISP and retail. Proven in networking and overall infrastructure projects. Cisco instructor.

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