Hidden ssid 322 404 now if you cant find the wireless

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Hidden SSID 3:22-4:04 Now, if you can't find the wireless network that you want to connect to, then it's also possible that the wireless device is out of range of the access point. If this is the case simply move the device closer to the access point. And this may require you to circumvent or eliminate obstacles between the deviceand the access point that could be blocking the wireless signal. Now, also understand that it is possible that the signal is really good, but the wireless controller has been configured to hide the network by disabling SSID broadcast. In this situation the existence of thenetwork is not advertised but it is still there and it is available. In order to connect to it you have tomanually configure the networks SSID in the configuration of the wireless network interface. RF Signal Issues 4:05-4:24 Now, if you're able to connect to the wireless network, but you're getting really poor connectivity and really poor transfer speeds. Then there's still other issues that you might need to investigate. For example, wireless networks rely on radio signals, therefore, anything that disrupts that signal will degrade the performance of the network connection. Distance and Motion 4:25-5:00 Now distance and motion are two considerations that you have to keep in mind. These two factors can affect the quality of that radio signal that's used by the wireless network. For example, the greater the distance between the wireless access point and the wireless device, the weaker that radio signal is going to be. Motion also affects the quality of the wireless network radio signal. Basically, the faster the mobile device is moving, the poorer and weaker the network signal will be. Because the strength of the signal is weakened, the wireless clients in these situations will experience significantly slower network throughput. Physical Obstructions 5:01-5:59 You also need to take into consideration, physical obstructions. Physical obstructions can degrade a wireless network signal. For example, a thick concrete wall will dramatically reduce the strength of a radio signal used for the wireless network. Also, walls constructed of metal materials can also disrupt wireless network radio signals. Basement offices for example, that are surrounded by dirt and concrete will experience signal disruption, depending upon where the access point is located in relation to the wireless client. Now, if you have physical obstructions made of these materials and those obstructions are situated between the wireless clients and the wireless access point. You'll probably experience poor connectivity.Because the strength of the signal is weakened, the wireless clients significantly slower network throughput. Really the best way to remedy this problem is to add additional access points to service those locations that are blocked by these physical obstructions.
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