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cajungenes
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-22-2006

How to disable SSID broadcast?

I was reading in the section about network security and it said I should set the SSID to disable rather than broadcast. How do I accomplish this?

thanks
Katsuki23
Posts: 211
Registered: ‎06-29-2006

Re: How to disable SSID broadcast?

What device do you have? Router or WAP?

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

Katsuki23
Posts: 211
Registered: ‎06-29-2006

Re: How to disable SSID broadcast?

You might also want to read this article. Since it is not recommended by Microsoft to disable SSID broadcast and to just enable WPA on the router for security purposes.

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

Constance
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎02-16-2008

Re: How to disable SSID broadcast?

I don't understand why the instructions for the router say to enable better security we should disable the SSID broadcast, but Microsoft doesn't want us to...and I can't figure out how to disable it anyway! Help!  I hate all this techno babble
FredZ
Posts: 1,928
Registered: ‎07-21-2007

Re: How to disable SSID broadcast?

Before anybody can help we need to know the model of the device you are referring to. Look on the box or the label on the bottom of the device and it will have the model and serial number. We don't want the serial number.

Regards

Fred