Question from Jennie Y.: I overheard a dialog the alternative day that really me, and I must see what you consider it.
A youthful man instructed his buddy that hiding the Wi-Fi group arrange in his router would cease his neighbors from discovering and connecting to the Net over his group.
I reside in an condominium establishing and I’m pretty optimistic I’ve this an comparable draw again acceptable now.
I’d want to watch that man’s suggestion nonetheless I must make sure that I will probably be a part of new models of my very personal (along with these of mates) to my Wi-Fi group with the group arrange hidden. Will I be succesful to?
Rick’s reply: Jennie, the temporary reply is bound. You’ll merely must enter the group arrange (your router refers to it due to the SSID) manually every time you attempt to connect with a model new machine. That’s no large deal as long as you perhaps can take into account the arrange you gave your group.
That being talked about, I don’t suppose that hiding the arrange of your group is the very best decision to your draw again. If anyone is piggybacking in your Wi-Fi connection you each have it put collectively as an open, non-password protected group or your password is so weak that that that they’d been able to hack it.
Whereas altering the SSID after which hiding it’d cease the standard gal or man from discovering your group and connecting to it, a hacker would nonetheless be succesful to be piggybacking off it in minutes.
I’d advocate that you just simply merely do two components to protect your Wi-Fi group:
1 – Enable the strongest encryption methodology that’s supported by your router.
2 – Change your Wi-Fi password to 1 that is easy to remember nonetheless terribly troublesome to crack.
three – Use the superior (and free) Fing app typically to look at to substantiate there aren’t any uncommon models that logged into your Wi-Fi group.
I hope this helps Jennie. Please let me know if in case you have obtained any extra questions or need assist.
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Originally posted 2019-04-29 10:45:07.