Hiding or unhiding SSID is a function which most users make use of because they don’t want to exhibit their device’s IP address on the internet. There are various websites on the internet which are always ready to note down the IP address of users who make a visit to them. This helps the web companies to provide users with location-based advertisements. You can hide the SSID after Netgear extender setup. This post will teach you on how to hide or unhide the SSID on your Netgear WiFi range extender. Continue reading.
What is SSID?
SSID is simply a technical term for the network name. Once you establish a wireless home or office network, you provide it a name to differentiate it from other neighboring networks. When you connect a computer to your WiFi network, you will see this name. SSID stands for Service Set Identifier. Under the IEEE 802.11 standard of wireless networking, a service set indicates a collection of WiFi networking devices with similar parameters. In short, SSID is the identifier which tells you what service set to join.
By default, the SSID broadcast is enabled on Netgear range extender. Though this setting comes embedded with the device, yet multiple people want to hide SSID on their WiFi booster.
If you are looking to hide or unhide the network name on your device, here is what you have to do.
Hide SSID or network name
- First of all, check if your computer or client device is properly connected to the WiFi network either wirelessly or in a wired manner.
- If it is connected, navigate to mywifiext.net web portal. On the other hand, in the case of not connected, make a reliable wireless or wired connection between your computers and network first and then go to mywifiext.
- Now the login page will appear. It is worth notable to enter the username and password that you earlier used during new extender setup.
- If you have changed that password to something else, make sure to use that one to proceed further with the process.
- Head over to WiFi settings and uncheck the box next to SSID.
- At last, apply the changes by clicking on save button.
Cheers! Your network name or SSID has now hidden.
Unhide the SSID
Made up your mind to unhide the network name or SSID? If so, go with the steps given below:
- Connect your PC to the wireless home or office network properly.
- Access mywifiext.net setup page via an internet browser.
- If mywifiext.net not working, contact our 24×7 available technicians for help.
- Enter the username and password for mywifiext.net login.
- Navigate to WiFi settings and check the box next to SSID.
- Finally, click on save button to let the changes effect.
In this way, you can unhide the SSID or network name on your Netgear WiFi range extender.
If you are using new Netgear Genie user interface
On the new Netgear genie setup interface, you will need to head over to the advanced wireless settings. After that, uncheck the box that reads enable SSID broadcast. Doing so will hide your network name or SSID. If you want to unhide the name of your wireless network, check the box next to the said option. Once done, don’t forget to click on apply button.
If you are using old Netgear genie user interface
There are various users who still own an old Netgear range extender. So they have to access the old genie user interface. If you have also an old extender, navigate to the network settings and then click on WiFi icon on your PC. Hit connect button. It will prompt you to enter the SSID and click on next button. At last, type the password or hit next.
So here ends the process of hiding or unhiding the SSID on your Netgear range extender. In case you experience any type of issue, take help from our trusted and certified experts.