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How To Hide Or Unhide The SSID On Netgear Range Extender?

Nowadays, many internet user are using Hiding or unhiding SSID function because they don’t want to reveal their IP address to the web-based companies who always remain in the seek to note the IP addresses of the users who visit their websites so as to offer them with location-based advertisements. Let us discuss how to hide or unhide the SSID on Netgear Range Extender in this blog post.

SSID broadcast is enabled on the Netgear extender by default. This is a setting that comes with the netgear extender from the factory. If you are looking to hide or unhide SSID on your Netgear Range Extender Wifi, then there are some simple steps that you need to perform.

  1. Check your laptop or computer is properly connected to the extender network either via a wireless connection or wired network.
  2. Open your extender GUI using http www.mywifiext.net.
  3. Enter your email and password, which you have entered previously at the time of setting up the extender. If you don’t know what the username and password for www mywifiext net login are, then enter ‘admin’ in the username box and ‘password’ in the password box. If the default has been changed, then you need to enter the new password.
  4. Next step is to go Wi-Fi settings followed by unchecking ‘broadcast the network name (SSID)’ for 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Click ‘save’ in order to save the settings. In case, you are looking to unhide the SSIDs, then just check the ‘broadcast this network name (SSID)’ option for 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Finally, click ‘Save’.

If using New Netgear Genie UI

Click on wireless settings for extenders that make use of the older Genie UI. After going to ‘wireless settings’, you will have to uncheck the options that say ‘enable SSID Broadcast’. This will hide the SSID broadcast.

If using Netgear Genie Old UI

While using the old UI, click on Wifi icon on your computer or laptop followed by clicking ‘Network settings’. Click ‘Wi-Fi’ option followed by clicking ‘Hidden Network’. Click ‘connect’, enter the name of the SSID and click ‘next’. After entering the password, click ‘next’.