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Mon, Feb 24, 2020 4:00 PM

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Xfinity Wifi

How do I make my Xfinity WiFi network hidden so others cannot see it unless I give them the name

EG

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2 y ago

AFAIK, the home network broadcast name (SSID) can no longer be hidden in the Comcast supplied gateway devices. And truthfully, doing so really doesn't increase your network's security.

BruceW

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@PaulAub wrote: How do I make my Xfinity WiFi network hidden so others cannot see it unless I give them the name

https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/hide-disable-in-home-wifi says you can do it, but I do not have an Xfinity gateway and do not know if the article is up to date. In any event, as stated, hiding the SSID doesn't help all that much. It is easily discovered.

EG

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Hi Bruce. Thank you for providing that link. And although I'm not 100% certain, they may have disabled the hide option. They recently have disabled many end user options / settings (without updating the help articles)......... Big mistake IMO ! Their Mileage May vary.

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