Do you want to secure your Netgear Nighthawk router’s WiFi from potential threats? If you nod in yes, then this guide would be of great help to you. Here, we will shed lights on all the aspects that can help to keep unknown people at bay from your WiFi and help in securing it completely.
You might be wondering, how it is possible to protect your WiFi network from unknown people by implementing few hacks, right? Trust us! It is impossible. By simply hiding the SSID of your Nighthawk router from the network list, you can make things happen. Here’s how to hide the SSID (WiFi network name) from the network list.
How to Hide the SSID of Your Nighthawk Router?
Want to make your Netgear Nighthawk router secure? If yes, then hiding your router’s SSID can help you in a big way. Walk through the steps below and know how to hide your Netgear router’s SSID:
Step 1: Before you begin with the process, make sure your Netgear Nighthawk router is connected to your modem wirelessly or using an Ethernet cable. In the event that the Ethernet cable is damaged or dusty from somewhere, replace it immediately.
Step 2: Turn on your PC or laptop. Make sure that your device is virus-free.
Step 3: Launch a web browser of your choice. Ensure to use an up-to-date version of the web browser. Apart from that, clear the entire browsing history, cache, and junk files from the browser.
Step 4: Once you’re done, login to Nighthawk router by simply typing 192.168.1.1 IP address (without typos) in the address bar. Just in case, the IP address do not work for you, use the web address routerlogin.net instead.
Step 5: After typing the IP address in the browser’s search bar, press the Enter key.
Step 6: Once you are onto the Netgear router login page, enter your device’s default login credentials. Now, click on Log In or OK. On the off chance if you have changed the default login credentials at the time of Netgear Nighthawk setup, it is suggested to use them instead.
Step 7: The Basic screen will display.
Step 8: Locate the Basic tab. Once found, click on Wireless option.
Step 9: Now, uncheck the “Enable SSID Broadcast” check box.
Step 10: Click Apply to save the changes.
Now, try to connect your PC or laptop to the router’s SSID. Hopefully, you are not able to connect your device to the router’s SSID. It is now hidden. And if you need to unhide the SSID of your router’s network, simply click the “Enable SSID Broadcast” check box by accessing the Netgear router login page.
Note: To get success, we suggest you follow the steps listed above in exact given order.
Bear in mind, as soon as you are done with Netgear Nighthawk setup (for any model), its WiFi network will appear on the list of available networks. Thus, anyone within the range of your router’s network will be able to see and get connected to it easily. So, if you want to avoid such things to happen, it is recommended to disable the SSID of your router right away. And what’s more? You can also change the default SSID of your Netgear Nighthawk device to something unique.
Quick Tip: To avoid unauthorized access, it is recommended to change the WiFi password of your Netgear Nighthawk router frequently. If you don’t know how to initiate the process, without much delay, drop us a line into the comments section. Securing your Netgear Nighthawk device with a strong password is as much important as securing your house from burglars.