To add some somewhat relevant info:
I’ve also noticed some quirks regarding detecting WiFi networks when there is a colon in the SSID. Specifically, the hConfig stops reading/writing/displaying the SSID name when there is a colon in it. I ran into this the very first time I set my Core2 up, and it gave me an excuse to finally go in and change the SSID to something better (the colon was just a quick and dirty differentiation I used when setting up the WiFi).
Name: subname is displayed as just
Name by the app. Can be confusing for anyone who is running a dual-band network and has given their SSIDs a similar naming scheme. It also fails if the colon is at the start of the name. It doesn’t seem to detect/display the network at all. I haven’t played around to see if any other special characters cause exceptions when adding it to a network, but it might be worth considering if you run into a similar problem as @thealy, but are not using a VPN.