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How do I "hide" my wifi name/connection?

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I wanted to know how I could "hide" my wifi name/connection?
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On most Wireless routers/AP's there is an option to disable SSID sending. Just look at the devices manual for details.
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Go to your router's homepage and untick the box that says "broadcast SSID".

Your router's homepage is usually marked on a sticker or will be noted in the manual.  It will usually have the form 192.168.*.*
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If you are not aware, that won't absolutely prevent people from seeing your network, but it will prevent the average user from seeing it. There are ways to locate wifi networks even when they are not broadcasting their SSIDs  = )
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by:Reubenwelsh
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What Kaufmed says is true, as far as i know you cannot hide it completly. Hiding the SSID is a good step on the way though
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by:Networking_Enthusiast
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As others have stated, disable SSID broadcasting on your wireless router. However, it can still be sniffed (visible) with the right tools in the hands of a determined individual. As such, do not give your network a name that can obviously be tied to you, like "Johnson_Household" or "Mike's_Network"....you get the idea.
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