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

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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.



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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


The option I use is a strong 12-character password.


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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.

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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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I am able to turn off my XB6 wifi; is that the same as hiding it?


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No.

 

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