How to Hide Your Wi-Fi From Others:- Internet is like a boon to the modern society. Now to enjoy full benefits of our internet, there are basically two ways by which you can access internet to your system. The first access method is a wired access method, while the other one is the wireless access method. Both of these access methods has got their own pros and cons. Although the wireless networks are less safe than their wired counterparts but they are free from the wires and hence free from any physical damage like wire tear etc.
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Now since the wireless networks are comparatively less safe than the wired networks, therefore their safety should be a primary priority of every wireless network user. There are a lot of hackers who reside in your neighborhood and use your wi-fi for free and you have to pay a lot, as we all know that the high speed broadband connections are quite costly. Also nowadays the phones have become so smart that dedicated apps are being developed by the developers to use your bandwidth and for which you pay the bill. So in this article we’ll tell how to hide your wi-fi from others.
How to Hide Your Wi-Fi From Others: Best Ways:
SSID is the name that is the name of your wireless network. SSID has got a by default name which is the name of the company of your router for e.g Netgear, Linksys etc. Now first of all let me give you brief information that the radio waves are omni-directional and are splitted in all directions even if your SSID is hidden. That means the wi-fi network is still available to others, but yes making changes to your SSID may somehow distract the hacker. So it is a fairly limited utility.
Now first of all what you can do is that you can change the name of the SSID from its default name to any other name so as to make sure that the hacker doesn’t know to which company does the router belongs and then he’ll have to try a lot to hack your wi-fi networks. As we all know that each router company has got some default password set to it. So if the company is known to the hacker then he may use your bandwidth very easily without making much effort. SO changing your SSID is a way to deal with the problem.
Secondly you can also do so by changing the settings of the router. For which you have to type your IP address in the address bar of your browser, which will open a login screen. Your router manual will give the login details. Once you are logged in just follow the following steps:
- Go to router’s wireless setting page
- Find the SSID broadcast option and uncheck it
- Save the new settings.
To get your IP address type ”ipconfig” in command prompt.
If you haven’t already turned on your WPA2 encryption then please make sure you do it now. All you have to do is to consult your router’s manual and enable the WPA2 encryption for your wireless network. In addition to turning on your WPA2 encryption make sure you also set a very strong password in order to make it free to any hack attempts.
Disable Admin via Wireless:
Now his one is yet another feature of your router. All you have to do is to turn off the “allow admin via wireless” feature. Now what happens after doing this is this will tell your respective router to permit “router administration” to the computer that is connected directly to the router via an Ethernet cable.
So this was all about how to hide your wireless network SSID. Now after following these simple working methods you can make sure that you only pay for the data you use.
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