The SSID is the name of your Netgear extender's WiFi network. Its primary function is to make the WiFi network of your device visible and easily accessible to all your devices. Every extender has a default SSID name thereby leaving your network open for anyone to access. It's BAD news! To fix this issue, we recommend you disable SSID broadcast of your extender immediately! Doing so will ensure that no unauthorized user can enter your network without your permission.
In this blog post, you'll find the step-by-step guidelines that'll help you disable SSID broadcast in a matter of seconds. So, with no further ado, scroll down, and read on.
Mentioned below are instructions that you need to follow in order to hide the network name of your Netgear WiFi range extender:
Note: In case you get stuck while trying to disable SSID broadcast of your extender, feel free to take the help of our highly experienced technical experts. They'll surely be able to provide you with the right guidelines to troubleshoot whatever issue you're facing.
Start by configuring the hardware of your Netgear WiFi extender. Once the extender's hardware has been configured, connect the extender to the router. You can connect your devices using both a wireless source and a cable.
For those of you who have used an Ethernet cable to connect your Netgear extender and router, make sure that it is not loose or worn out. Using a damaged Ethernet cable will send an invitation to issues that had no intention of troubling you.
Once a proper connection between your Netgear extender and router has been established, switch on your laptop and connect it to a WiFi network. Then, follow the instructions mentioned below to proceed further:
Note: In case you are confused regarding the default username and password of your device, we recommend you to refer to the Netgear manual that came along with your extender. You'll find every little detail of your WiFi range extender there.
Once you successfully access the mywifiext.net setup wizard, go to the WiFi Settings option. Now, follow the guidelines given below:
By following these step-by-step guidelines, you'll surely be able to disable SSID broadcast to hide the WiFi network of your Netgear extender. In case of any doubts or queries, don't hesitate to get in touch with our technical experts.
For those of you who still need a little more convincing as to how hiding the network name of your extender is beneficial, the below-mentioned points might be of some help to you: