A large amount of Wireless Access Points and Broadband Routers repeatedly transmit their SSID (network name) into the open air every second. On the other hand, you also have the authority to disable this feature on your WiFi network anytime. The reason why user prefers to use SSID broadcasting is simple that it makes simple for clients to get connected to their network in the simpler way. Remember, the process of Netgear WiFi Range Extender Setup, supposed to be done in disables SSID and a public network (hotspot), in order to protect you and your device from hacking.
Still, if you turn on the SSID feature, not only you but your neighbors and even hackers can browse your WiFi and enter into your network without your permission. Even though, hackers can easily track your password by the means of your enabled SSID broadcast.
- Is your Network Security at Risk
Well, whenever you leave the house and go for the outing with your family, you consider locking your door with high-security system and locks, similarly, when you are in the house, you can’t leave your door open. Conversely, a burglar will either break the lock or enter through a window or the roof. The same process applies for your SSID that supposed to be hidden from intruders. On the other hand, a hacker with the right and appropriate tool can inhale out the traffic coming from your main network. Moreover, just kick out your network name in order to keep intruder one step away from your home network.
Furthermore, what does the procedure of your Netgear WiFi Range Extender needs?
- A router to connect with the range extender.
- A power socket to plug in both the devices.
- An Ethernet cable.
- A smart device to get connected with a range extender and login to mywifiext, by the means of a web browser.
What your Devices don’t need?
- Distances between each other.
- Untidy place, covered with dust.
- Overheated and overloaded with files and applications.
- Life imprisonment behind cupboards, devices, etc.
- Proceed further and Disable your SSID broadcast on a WiFi Network
Turning off the SSID broadcast requires logging as an administrator into your device. Once you have entered into the setup page of your device by going through mywifiext.net and typing the default credentials on the required fields, the page displayed is meant for disabling the SSID broadcast. This process is well known as the SSID broadcast, which is set to enabled (default) by the user.
For further information, check for your device manual or just visit the home page of Netgear Genie Setup, in order to get the brief information about hiding and protecting your SSID from hackers.
- Connect to a Network with a Hidden SSID
Well, connecting to a network isn’t an easy process, when an SSID is not enabled on the wireless device. In view of the fact, the SSID no longer appears in the list of the network that is shown clearly on your wireless device. A user including neighbor or intruder acquires a network name to configure the Netgear Genie Setup manually. Once you have done with the initial connection, your smart devices are forced to remember such settings and will not be eligible to configure the entire settings again.
- Did you require to turn off the SSID broadcast on your Home Network
Although, it may interest our valuable users to know that the home network doesn’t require the use of an observable SSID until and unless it is making use of multiple access points and those devices that are roaming in between the particular point. Suppose, if your network uses an individual router or a range extender, deciding whether to enable and when to disable this feature may harm the security benefits and loss of convenience in setting and configuring up your new wireless client or a device.
Making use of such techniques will give open chances to intruders to enter in your network and have full access on your device as well as the security system. Turning off the SSID and creating an extra strong password for more than 15 characters will definitely save your network and the devices from hacking. Do not share your password in public except those who are much more trustworthy to you.
If you have any questions left in your mind, then don’t hesitate to call the Netgear experts on toll-free number 1-888-927-2661.