hiding wifi ssid?

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  1. danx55

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    hi all

    as I understand it one of best ways of securing wifi Is to hide the ssid.
    but when I try this my devices obviously can't connect to the network. even though they have connected before so should remember the network.

    anyone else tried/managed to do this or is it not worth it?

    have altered the default admin password on router

    cheers
    dan
     
  2. sjleworthy

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    my ssid is always hidden. there might be a reason in your router settings why your ipad cant automatically reconnect. mine does.
     
  3. danx55

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    hi
    actually the iPad was ok this time as I hid the ssid while using the pad. but my phone and pc wouldn't connect. possibly the wrong forum for this :) but I do have a pad2 honest :D

    cheers
    dan

    ....I suspect if the pad lost connection for some reason it would then not connect again ?
     
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    turning off the ssid broadcast gives a very false sense of security.

    Anybody with even a rudimentary knowledge of networking will not be even mildly inconvenienced by a "hidden ssid". I won't post the info here, but I could get around that problem in literally seconds.
     
  5. danx55

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    :( bummer - but thanks for the info - any other suggestions? apart from never turning it on obviously :D

    cheers
     
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    Mac address filtering will make it more secure, although a good bit less convenient.

    It is hard to make wireless totally secure, but we do the best we can...........
     
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    ah right - so you mean manually add mac for each device?
     
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    Hide the SSID and use WPA or WPA2. this will help secure your network. As has been said, nothing is 100%, but this will surely help. Do not use WEP, as it is old and very easy to get around, for those who want into your system.
     
  10. danx55

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    cool thanks - yes im using wpa2

    hiding the ssid seems tricky though, as generally devices seem to need it to connect even when it is their default network etc

    cheers
    dan
     

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