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Windows 7: any way to hide multiple wifi networks

05 May 2010   #1
makhan10

 
 
any way to hide multiple wifi networks

where i live, there are 3 wifi networks one mine and other 2 neighbors, i want to hide neigbors networks, so that other users on my system dont see the neighbor wifi networks.

neighbors wifi network dont require authentication to join the network.


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05 May 2010   #2
MDR

windows 7 64bit
 
 

tell your neighbor to HIDE or DON'T broadcast their SSID
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05 May 2010   #3
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

The only way to do this is not broadcasting the SSID.
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05 May 2010   #4
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Agreed: don't think there is anything u can do from your side. Perhaps a router setting -- but I doubt it. That's the nature of (broadcastable) wifi.
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06 May 2010   #5
makhan10

 
 

is it possible to hide the wifi network info on Win 7 computer???????
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06 May 2010   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by makhan10 View Post
is it possible to hide the wifi network info on Win 7 computer???????
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Yes but not just the neighbors. You can hide all or non.
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06 May 2010   #7
makhan10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by makhan10 View Post
is it possible to hide the wifi network info on Win 7 computer???????
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Yes but not just the neighbors. You can hide all or non.

zigzag3143, can you explain how to hide the networks. thanks
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06 May 2010   #8
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Let's make sure we all understand it is absolutely NOT possible to hide ANY wireless network! PERIOD! That is why wireless networking will NEVER be as secure as wired. You can, as suggested, disable SSID broadcasting, but ANYONE (including badguys) can still easily see your network, if they want to. Disabling SSID broadcasting merely hides the SSID - but the radio waves are still there, ready to be picked by any receiver in the area.

As far as hiding, or not displaying the network info of surrounding networks, I can't see that as being possible, or why it should be possible. The very idea is "announcing" the presence is so users can easily find it, and connect - which, unless you are coming and going and connecting to different wifi networks frequently, is something you should only need to do once.
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06 May 2010   #9
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

To hide your neighbor's wifi network, go knock their doors, tell them to disable SSID broadcast... That's the only way. Windows (or whatever OS you use) will pickup SSID broadcast off the air waves, which results you seeing Wifi access point. To make that Wifi access point disappear, you need to tell the Access point owner to disable the SSID, which are your neighbors... So go down the road, knock your neighbor's door, and tell him/her to disable SSID broadcast.

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06 May 2010   #10
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Agreed: don't think there is anything u can do from your side. Perhaps a router setting -- but I doubt it. That's the nature of (broadcastable) wifi.
In other words - not possible! Lol.
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