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How to hide your WiFi network to prevent being hacked?
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Everyone hopes that their home network is safe and fast, but there are always some people who don't want to spend money, they rub networks in all kinds of methods. The network bandwidth resources are limited. If robbers appear, it will inevitably affect your home network speed. This article teaches you how to hide your home WiFi network so that robbers can't search out it, so as to prevent it from being hacked.
Total Time: Approximately 10 minutes
Supply & Tools:
- A router
- A computer or mobile phone
How to hide your WiFi network?
1. Open the browser of your mobile phone or computer, input the login IP address in the address bar of the browser to enter the router admin interface, here you need to enter the username and password, and click to sign in. Common router login addresses including 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.2.1, 192.168.3.1. But not all routers use these addresses to log in. You can check the label on the back of your router. If you don't know the username and password, you can try to fill in admin, 123456 or 888888, etc.
3. Click "Wireless" and uncheck "Enable SSID Broadcast". Different routers may have different names. But basically, they are called "Hide Wireless Networks" or "Enable SSID Broadcasts". The old routers generally show the second one. Finally, click "Apply", the WiFi network will be hidden.
Can the WiFi be found out if it is hidden?
If the WiFi signal is hidden, You can't find it in a new computer, mobile phone, or iPad WiFi list. But if your device ever connected to it, you can find it usually called a "Hidden Network".
How to connect to WiFi if it is hidden?
If you are using a device that has been connected to the WiFi signal before, you can directly find the "hidden network", enter the WiFi name and password to verify for connection.
If you are using a new device, you need to manually add wireless network. Here are the setup steps for your phone and computer.