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Wonflyguy
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WiFi Network

Hello All,

how do I hide my network so that it's  not seen?

Regards,

Wonflyguy

NoNoBadPuppy
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Re: WiFi Network

EG
Expert

Re: WiFi Network

Well it certainly isn't more secure. Maybe only to a roving neighbor's eye, but a determined hacker (war driver) with the right equipment can hack you whether it is broadcasting or not;

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=hiding+ssid+good+or+bad&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS937US937&oq=hiding+ssid&aqs=...

 



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BruceW
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Re: WiFi Network


@NoNoBadPuppy wrote: Hiding your wifi network actually makes it less secure. ...

Your link claims to point to a howtogeek page, but actually points to an unrelated appuals.com page.

 

Much better!

NoNoBadPuppy
Contributor

Re: WiFi Network

The link is working now.  Not sure what happened. 

EG
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Re: WiFi Network

You edited the post / link...



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NoNoBadPuppy
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Re: WiFi Network

LOL...I mean when I made the original post.  I am not sure how I pasted the wrong link. 

 

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Re: WiFi Network

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