Windows 11, just like the other Windows versions, allows you to see the list of available WiFi networks if you click on the WiFi icon. However, if for some reason you do not want to see a specific WiFi SSID in your WiFi networks list, you can easily do so by following a very few steps.
But first of all, since the UI has changed drastically for Windows 11, let’s see how you can view the list of available WiFi networks, that you can connect to, in Windows 11.
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How to View the Available WiFi Networks in Windows 11
Step 1: To view the available WiFi networks, click on the WiFi icon on your taskbar.
Step 2: Now from the menu that expands out, as shown in the screenshot below, click on the right arrow associated with the WiFi icon.
You will now be able to see the list of available WiFi networks.
Now, to hide or unhide a WiFi SSID, you need to firstly open the command prompt in admin mode.
Open Command Prompt in Administrator Mode
Step 1: Firstly, click on the Search icon in the taskbar.
Step 2: In the search bar, type in command prompt. Now click on the Run as administrator option.
Once you have successfully launched the command prompt in admin mode, follow the step below to hide a specific WiFi SSID.
Hide Selected WiFi SSID from Networks List
When command prompt opens up in elevated mode, type in or copy paste the following command and hit Enter key.
netsh wlan add filter permission = block ssid = <WIFI_NETWORK_NAME> networktype = infrastructure
Note: Replace <WIFI_NETWORK_NAME> with the name of the network that you want to hide.
E.g: netsh wlan add filter permission = block ssid = Oreo networktype = infrastructure
Show Back the Hidden WiFi SSID
Now, if you want to unhide the WiFi network that you just hid, you can type in or copy and paste the following command in the command prompt. Once done, hit Enter key.
netsh wlan delete filter permission = block ssid = <WIFI_NETWORK_NAME> networktype = infrastructure
Note: Replace <WIFI_NETWORK_NAME> with the name of the network that you want to unhide.
E.g: netsh wlan delete filter permission = block ssid = Oreo networktype = infrastructure
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