How to hide your network password

It is a well-known fact that wireless networks are less secure than the wired network. The wireless network by default shows the service set identifier (SSID).

The router can be configured to hide the SSID.  It cannot be detected by other people but it can be hacked. It is advised to protect the Wi-Fi through the Wi-Fi protected access.

The Network can be hidden through the below mentioned links:

Linksys

Step 1

Open “http://192.168.1.1” (without quotation marks) from a browser. Enter “admin” into the “User Name” and “Password” fields to log in to your router.

Step 2

Select “Wireless,” then “Basic Wireless Settings” from the menus. Set “SSID Broadcast” to “Disabled” (if your router operates on a dual band, do this for both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz configurations).

Step 3

Click “Save Settings” to hide your SSID.

Net gear

Step 1

Open “http://192.168.1.1” (without quotation marks) from a browser. Enter “admin” into the “User Name” field and “password” into the “Password” field to log in.

Step 2

Select “Wireless Settings” from under Advanced in the left pane and then uncheck “Enable SSID Broadcast.”

Step 3

Click “Apply” to save your changes.

D-Link

Step 1

Open “http://192.168.0.1” (without quotation marks) from a browser. Select “Admin” from the “User Name” drop-down menu, leave the Password field blank and then click “Log In.”

Step 2

Select “Setup,” then “Wireless Settings” from the menus. Click “Manual Wireless Network Setup.”

Step 3

Change “Visibility Status” to “Invisible,” or check “Enable Hidden Wireless,” and then click “Save Settings” to hide the SSID.

Belkin

Step 1

Open “http://192.168.2.1” (without quotation marks) from a browser. Click “Login,” leave the Password field blank and then click “Submit.”

Step 2

Select “Channel and SSID” from under Wireless in the left pane and then clear the “Broadcast SSID” checkbox.

Step 3

Click “Apply Changes” to prevent the Belkin from displaying the SSID.

 

 

 

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