Maestro WiFi on “Hidden” networks

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I often operate in areas with lots of WiFi networks, and one thing I like to do in order to improve security is to switch off “Enable SSID Broadcast” at the access point.

I have to re-enable SSID Broadcast every time I use Maestro.  When I do it is flawless and remembers my network name, password and re-connects great.  If I do not then it will not re-connect at all.  Even if I just disable the SSID Broadcast while already connected, Maestro drops the WiFi.

This used to happen on my regular laptops too.  On Windows 10 there is a setting in network settings for “reconnect automatically even to when network is hidden.”  Is there something similar in Maestro?

I suggest that this might be a more useful default setting on Maestro.  I honestly don’t know why the default on Windows 10 is not to reconnect automatically to a hidden network.
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David, to answer your question, no, there isn't an option to “reconnect automatically even to when network is hidden.”

And I have to agree 100% with Carmine about hiding BSSIDs.  It provides no added security and someone trying to find your network will do so because they are using the tools to see your APs anyway.  WPA2 with a strong pre-shared key is what is required to secure your network.  You can do MAC filter for a little added extra amount of security, but MAC spoofing is too easy to do too.