Do you want to hide your Wi-Fi network from others? If so, you’re not alone. Whether it’s because your neighbors use your internet connection more than you do, or you simply want to keep your network more secure, there are plenty of reasons to hide your Wi-Fi signal. Fortunately, it’s easy to do this with just a few steps.
First, you’ll need to access your router or modem settings. Open up any browser and type in the IP address of your router (this should be printed on the back of the device). Then, log in to your router’s control panel (the default username and password is usually “admin” for both).
Once you’re in the control panel, click on the “wireless” option. This might look different depending on your router, but you’ll want to select the option that allows you to change your Wi-Fi name (also known as your SSID) and enable the “hide SSID broadcast” option. This will make your Wi-Fi network invisible to anyone who isn’t specifically looking for it.
After you’ve saved your changes, you’ll need to reboot your router. Once it’s back up and running, your Wi-Fi network will be hidden from view. But how do you connect to it?
On a PC, you’ll need to go to your Wi-Fi settings and select the hidden network. Type in your Wi-Fi name and password, and you should be connected automatically. If you can’t find the hidden network, you can set it up manually through the Control Panel.
On an Android phone, go to your Wi-Fi settings and tap on “Add network.” Type in your network name and password, and you should be connected.
On an iPhone, go to your Wi-Fi settings and select “Other.” Type in your network name and password, and you should be good to go.
And that’s it! With just a few simple steps, you can hide your Wi-Fi network from others and keep your internet connection more secure.