Make sure to have the correct wireless settings of the network that you want to connect before proceeding:
Wireless network name (SSID)
Network security key, passphrase, or password
Windows® 8 / 8.1
Press the Windows key + D on your keyboard to show the Desktop. Alternatively, you may click the Desktop tile pinned on your Start screen.
Click the wireless icon on the system tray of your Desktop screen. The list of available wireless networks will appear.
Select Hidden network from the bottom of the list then click the Connect button.
NOTE: Check Connect automatically if you want the computer to automatically connect to the hidden network each time it is within range.
NOTE: The password is case-sensitive.
Wait for a few seconds while the computer is trying to connect to the network.
You will be asked if you want to enable sharing between the devices in your network. If you are setting up a home network, select Yes, turn on sharing and connect to devices.
QUICK TIP: It is not recommended to turn on sharing between computers if the network is a public network since it will put your computer at risk of unauthorized access.
The screen will then display a confirmation that the computer has been successfully connected to the network.
It is also possible to connect your mobile devices to your wireless network. Click on the links below to learn how:
Connecting to a Hidden Wireless Network using the Linksys Wireless Manager
Connecting to a hidden wireless network using the Linksys Wireless Network Monitor
Connecting your Windows® 8, 8.1, or 10 operating system computers to the wireless network
Enabling and personalizing the HomeGroup and Sharing settings in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1