10-05-2015 05:17 AM
I have a FiOS Quantum gateway router but needed a Network Extender to boost the WiFi at the far end of the house.
All is working well. However, I can't seem to hide the Network Extender's SSID. With the Quantum router, I go to page 192.168.1.1 and I can choose to hide that SSID.
The Network Extender has it's own SSID that you can see if you were roaming.
Even though the Network Extender signal is protected via WPA2 PW, I'd like to be able to hide the SSID from the neighbors.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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10-05-2015 06:18 AM
When you set up the extender/repeater tell it not to broadcast. You just have to remember the name. Hope this helps.
10-05-2015 06:31 AM
Thanks for the reply.
How do I tell the Network Extender not to broadcast its SSID? With the Quantum Router, I go to the webpage / security settings and disable the broadcast.
I don't know where to go to modify the Network Extender settings to disable the broadcast of it's SSID. To install it, I just connected the coax cable to it and it started to broadcast the network name. The WPA2 PW is typed on the side of device.
Thanks for the reminder on the network name, I do have it written down.
10-05-2015 06:42 AM
If you have a NETGEAR you should be able to connect to your extender and then go to www.mywifiext.net, login with "admin" as the user name and your password will be your network password. From there you can setup your extender. If you have a different extender, your manual should be able to point you to the correct web address to manage it.
10-08-2015 06:35 AM
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