The Service Set Identifier is the name of your wireless network and is continuously broadcasted by your Linksys router. The SSID is the name you see when your computer or mobile device detects the wireless network. If you want an extra layer of security, you can hide the SSID. As soon as you hide the SSID, other devices will not be able to see your wireless network when they scan for local networks. People can, however, still connect to your router by using its IP address.

Step 1

Ensure the router is turned on and connected to your computer. Navigate to "192.168.1.1" using your Web browser.

Step 2

Type your username and password into the relevant fields. If you didn't set a password, enter "admin" into the "Password" field and leave the "User name" field empty. Click "OK" to log in to the Web interface.

Step 3

Click the "Wireless" tab. The Basic Wireless Settings sub-tab is selected automatically.

Step 4

Click the "Disabled" radio button next to SSID Broadcast to hide your SSID on the Linksys router. Click the "Save Settings" button to apply the new settings and hide your wireless network.