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How Do I Not Broadcast My SSID?

Don't Broadcast Your SSID in Linksys

  1. Connect to your wireless network.
  2. Open your Web browser and type in the Web address http://192.168.1.1
  3. Press Enter key
  4. Type in the User Name and Password for your network
  5. Press OK button
  6. Select the Wireless text tab
  7. Next to Wireless SSID Broadcast, Select the Disable radio button
  8. Click Save Settings button

Disable SSID broadcast in NETGEAR

  1. Make sure you're connected to your wireless network.
  2. In your web browser, type in the address http://www.routerlogin.net. Press Enter.
  3. When the Prompt dialogue box appears, type in your User Name and Password. Click OK.
  4. The Router Manager window will appear. Under the Setup header, click on Wireless Settings. Type in your User Name and Password. Press Enter.
  5. Select the text next the words Name (SSID) -- default is NETGEAR. Type a new name in the space, like "my home wifi." Click Apply.
  6. Under the Advanced header, click on click on Wireless Settings. Type in your User Name and Password. Click OK or press Enter.
  7. Under Wireless Router Settings, un-check the box next to Enable SSID Broadcast. Click Apply.
  8. Now, your WiFi network "my home wifi" will no longer appear as an "Available Wireless Network." You must remember the name "my home wifi" to be able to access this network.

Disable WiFi SSID broadcast on Apple Airport

  1. Open your AirPort Admin Utility application (this program was installed from the CD-ROM when you set up the device)
  2. Find your network's name and double-click it or press the Configure button on the bottom right of the screen.
  3. Here, our network name is Apple Airport Express
  4. Enter your password and click OK.
  5. The Configure "Apple Airport Express" Base Station should open. Click on AirPort tab.
  6. Check the box that says Create a closed network.
  7. Click OK on the dialogue box.
  8. Click the Update button on the lower right part of the screen.
  9. In order to join the network you must type in the name network name exactly because it will no longer appear in a list of Available Wireless Networks.

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Revised: 02/24/2007