How to Hide Your SSID on a D-Link

By Randall Blackburn

Hide the SSID on your D-Link router to enhance security.
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By default, your D-Link router broadcasts the network name, also known as the SSID. When the SSID is broadcast, devices within range of the wireless network can find and list the network by its network name using site survey tools. You can hide the SSID of your network on a D-Link or any brand of router to enhance security for your network. If your SSID is not broadcast, the network name is hidden to devices within range. In order for a device to connect to your network, the user must know the SSID, the security type and the password for your network.

Step 1

Launch a Web browser and type the IP address for the default gateway of your network in the browser address bar. By default, your D-Link router assigns the IP address of as your default gateway. The login prompt displays.

Step 2

Type the administrator username and password for your router. D-Link assigns the username of “admin” and a blank password as the defaults.

Step 3

Click the “Setup” tab in the top navigation menu

Step 4

Click the “Wireless Settings” or “Wireless Setup option in the left navigation menu, depending on available options in the interface.

Step 5

Click the “Enable Hidden Wireless” check box to hide the SSID.

Step 6

Click “Save Settings” and close the browser. Your router is no longer broadcasting your network’s SSID.