How to Hide WIFI Network Name From Mobile or PC

by Yogesh Kunwar

Wireless networks are considered less secure than wired networks because wired-based networks have easy access to the system. However, Wired based system has to be plugged in to access that network. Therefore, Wi-Fi security is extremely important. It is possible to set up a wireless hidden network so that  Hidden networks won’t show up in the list of wireless networks that are ready to connect. You can follow the following steps on “How to hide WiFi network name from Mobile (iPhone, Android) or from PC”.

How to Hide WIFI Network Name From PC On Different Routers

There are many Routers so every router has different methods to hide wifi Network Name for protecting SSID. Therefore, I have listed the methods on " How to Hide WIFI Network name from PC on Different Routers like TP-link, Netgear, Dlink".

Router 1: How to hide Wifi Network Name on TP-Link Router

TP-Link routers don’t hide their wifi network SSID name on default so that it makes it easier for users to connect to wifi Unless the users need to know the network name and manually connect to it.

That looks quite disgusting for wifi users, isn’t it? however, Disabling SSID broadcasting is a good way to reduce the risks of being an easier target of network thieves.  Therefore, use the below-Mentioned method to hide the WIFI network SSID of a TP-Link router.

1. log in to Wifi Router.

To enter into the tp_link router you need to enter the IP address of the TP-link router so you can use 192.168.0.1.

if you are using other router, then you may want to know how you can find the IP address of your router then click the link below.

How to find ip address of any router?

ip add of tp link

2. Enter the user name and password and Sign in

Every router has its own default login id and password. Normally routers can be logged in using the following default username and password which are both admin in lowercase.

how to hide wifi network name on TP-Link router

3. Click Wireless

how to hide wifi network name on TP-Link router

4. Click Wireless Setting.

how to hide wifi network name on TP-Link router

5. make uncheck to “Enable SSID Broadcast” and save the setting.

here you will also be able to change the password of your Wifi. So to know how to change your wifi password you can follow the link below.

how to hide wifi network name on TP-Link router

Router 2: How to hide Wifi Network Name on Netgear  router

By default, SSID broadcast is enabled on your NETGEAR router. Therefore, Use the below-Mentioned method to hide the wifi network name (SSID) of a Netgear router.

  1. Open “http://192.168.1.1”  or http://www.routerlogin.com from a browser. Enter the default username (admin) and the default password (password).
  2. Select “Wireless Settings” from under Advanced in the left panel and then uncheck “Enable SSID Broadcast.”
  3. Click “Apply” to save your changes. Now, Your NETGEAR wireless router SSID name is now hidden.

Router 3: How to hide Wifi Network Name on D-link router

By default, SSID broadcast is enabled on your D-Link router. Therefore, Use the below-Mentioned method to hide the network name (SSID) of a D-link router.

  1. Open “http://192.168.0.1”  or http://dlinkrouter.local from a browser.
  2. Enter the default username (admin) and the default password (admin).
  3. Click on Setup and then click on the WirelessSetup option on the left.
  4. In the Wireless Network settings section, mark the ‘Hide Wireless network’ option.
  5. Click on the Apply and reboot.
  6. Click on the Reboot button on the left to reboot the router with the new settings.

How to Hide WIFI Network name from mobile?

You can change the Hide wifi network name from mobile by using the same method as you used in the desktop version.

1. How to hide Wifi Network Name from Android phone

To hide the wifi network name using android, follow the below-mentioned steps.

1. First, Open the browser (chrome, opera, etc).

2. Enter the IP address of your router. You can find the IP address on the backside of the router, also you can search on the internet because routers have the same default IP address. 

Also, you can find the IP address of your router by yourself by clicking the link below.

How to find ip address of any router?

3. Enter the default username (admin) and the default password (admin).

4. once you enter into the router system you can follow the same method which is described above as per your router and hide the SSID.

5. Next, Click on the Apply and reboot.

2. How to hide Wifi Network Name from iPhone

To hide the wifi network name using iPhone, follow the below-mentioned steps.

1. First, Open the browser (SafariChrome, etc).

2. Enter the IP address of your router.

You can find the IP address on the backside of the router, also you can search on the internet because routers have the same default IP address. 

3. Enter the default username and the default password. Many routers have default username and password as “admin”. But some routers may have different usernames and passwords. To check the default username and password for different routers click here.

4. Once you enter into the router system you can follow the same method which is described above as per your router and hide the SSID.

5. Next, Click on the Apply and reboot.

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