Presenting about how to hide SSID or WiFi name of your router for your wireless network to avoid unknown attacks, Find the settings in various routers mentioned…
The Wi-Fi which you use to connect to the internet does broadcast its name in the network, so that nearby devices do find it easily. This Wi-Fi name circulates through SSID which is used to connect with any nearby devices through an authentication process.
To make your connection more secure with the router, you can select your router to configure two SSID, and this will hide your router name in the network and thus gives you a secure way of communication.
Only the known device through the IP address will be able to access your router internet and instead you will have less chance to be hacked by hackers.
This is a usual process, which you can adopt to make your Wi-Fi hidden from nearby devices and your Internet connection secure from unknown users.
How to Hide SSID in WiFi Router
There are multiple routers that you find out there and each router does have different setting options. Here we bring you the list of routers along with a process to secure and hide SSID(Wi-Fi).
Make sure you follow the steps correctly and get your device secure.
Netgear Router WiFi
If you’re using a Netgear provided Wi-Fi router, then this is the process that needs to be followed to get the SSID(WiFi) hidden, where the properties will be the same for every router provided by Netgear company with having the same default credentials.
- Connect your Wi-Fi Router with your Laptop or Computer
- Use IP 192.168.1.1 to visit the login page of Netgear router
- User admin as username and password in next column
- Click on the Login button and let homepage to get loaded
- Select Wireless Settings from the left side page in advanced options
- Here uncheck Enable SSID broadcast from the option provided
- Click on Apply button and restart your router to get settings affected
- That’s it! this will hide the SSID(WiFi) and will not broadcast your router name in the network. Making your wi-fi hidden from unknown users around your area from Netgear.
D-Link Router SSID
If you have got a D-Link modem router, then it has got different settings that need to be changed to hide SSID(WiFi), this process is only restricted to the router model branded with D-Link irrespective of their model numbers.
- Use IP address as 192.168.0.1 in your URL bar to search for D-Link page
- Let the login page of D-Link router be loaded on screen
- Enter the username as Admin and password to be open
- Click on Login button to enter your router setting page
- Click on setup button and then select wireless setting inside menu
- Open Manual Wireless Network Setup from options
- Click on Change Visibility Status to Invisible to be hidden
- Now click on the save button, to confirm the SSID hide
- The router is now set to SSID(WiFi) hide and will be the same until you revert it form using the same option.
- The Name will not be open in the network now and you can still access it as your default connected to the wireless connection.
Linksys Router SSID
If you’re using the Wi-Fi network using the Linksys modem, then the process to hide SSID(WiFi) is different here, and the setting option needs to disabled, to hide the broadcast and secure your network name to be pop-up.
- Use 126.96.36.199 to the login page of Linksys router
- Enter admin in first column as the username and password as admin
- Select Wireless option, when once the home page is loaded for Linksys modem router
- Open Basic Wireless Settings option
- Search for SSID broadcast and click on to disable it
- Make sure you have disabled for 5GHz and 2.4GHz configuration
- Click on Save Setting, to make the changes affected
- The Linksys network settings have been disabled with the SSID and the Wi-Fi name broadcast has been stopped, and this way you have the secure connection towards your Linksys router without showing its name.
Belkin Router WiFi
Belkin router has got various models that are provided in the market, despite having numerous models, and their login page is unique and the settings to change their configuration are unique. Below are setting options to disable SSID(WiFi) for Belkin router.
- Visit the homepage of Belkin router ruins on 192.168.2.1 IP address
- Make sure you’re connected with the router using LAN or Wi-Fi
- Now Go to the setting option > Scroll down to search for SSID
- You will find this in the wireless setting under the left side of the page
- Click on disable SSID feature > Save the Settings
- Once the settings are saved, your device will have the SSID(WiFi) hidden which will not be populated from now, and the Belkin router you’re using will be secure from unknown users as they will not find the name in their open networks.
Why is it necessary to hide SSID(WiFi)?
Once you launch your Wi-Fi router of any model, the network will be visible, Thus anyone having this range will be able to view the network name and might have a chance to hack your network. So to make it secure from such seething, hiding the SSID(WiFi) will not populate your Wi-Fi name in the network.
Can we reset the SSID(WiFi) hidden option anytime?
Yes, the option to reset the SSID(WiFi) form hidden is always available to undo. You need to go to the setting page of your router modem and then select to enable or launch the SSID(WiFi) from wireless options.
Every router has a different setting option, which needs to be enabled and a restart of your device is must to reflect the configuration change.
Can Hackers still hack your network if SSID(WiFi) is hidden?
Yes, there are full chances to hack your network if still the SSID(WiFi) is hidden. As the wi-fi is still available in the network, anytime anyone can hack it using their numerous ways. To secure your Wi-Fi you need to have a wired connection or install proper software as a double authentication process.