To hide your Wi-Fi network, you can disable the “Broadcast SSID” feature on your wireless router. This will prevent your network name from appearing in the list of available networks on other devices. Here are the steps to hide your Wi-Fi network:
1. Open a web browser on your computer or mobile device that is connected to your Wi-Fi network.
2. Type the IP address of your router into the address bar. This will vary depending on your router, but it is typically something like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. If you’re not sure what your router’s IP address is, you can usually find it in the manual or by searching online for your router model.
3. Enter your router’s username and password when prompted. If you haven’t changed these from the default, you can usually find them in the manual or by searching online for your router model.
4. Once you are logged in to your router’s settings, look for a setting called “Broadcast SSID” or “Wireless Network Name.” This setting may be under the “Wireless” or “Network” section of the settings.
5. Disable the “Broadcast SSID” feature by unchecking the box next to it or selecting “Disable.” This will prevent your Wi-Fi network from appearing in the list of available networks on other devices.
6. Save your changes and exit the router’s settings.
Note that hiding your Wi-Fi network will not makeit completely invisible or secure. Savvy users can still discover hidden networks using certain tools or by manually entering the network name. Additionally, hiding your network may cause some devices to have difficulty connecting to it, as they won’t be able to automatically discover it. Therefore, it’s important to also use strong security measures, such as a strong password, encryption, and firewall, to protect your Wi-Fi network from unauthorized access.