Security no prevent people from seeing your network SSID in the public yes.+1 for hiding the SSID however I have read that this doesn’t Increase security:
Seems like every guide to securing your wireless network tells you to keep your SSID from broadcasting to make your network more secure, but is that really worthwhile? Let’s take a look at one of the silliest myths out there.www.howtogeek.comSSID hiding is the process of hiding the network name from being publicly broadcast. If an SSID is hidden via the network setup page, the name typically becomes null.www.accessagility.com
I should have explained I'm not real good with tech terms and explanations. I usually do mention it, but forgot this time.Firewall that came with Windows.
Maybe hide the SSID. (some systems have issues connecting if the SSID is hidden)
I have a different Name and Password for the 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi
There are several things that can be done.
Static IP address for each system and only set the modem to allow those.
Only allow these Mac Address
Just some off the top of my head. Others may have more.
SSID - confused, hidden or not, and how to determine if it is or isn't, and how to change? on computer and tablet?Security no prevent people from seeing your network SSID in the public yes.
You also may want to make sure you are using WPA 2
Change the user name and password to modem.
(Which is different that the name and password for the WiFi).
Manual for the Modem
Page 30SSID - confused, hidden or not, and how to determine if it is or isn't, and how to change? on computer and tablet?
Depending if you are looking at the options for 2.4 or 5.WPA2 - what is it and how do I determine if it is using WPA 2, and how to get it to use WPA 2? on computer and tablet?
Have you ever looked at a picture of Egyptian hieroglyphs? You know they say something, you know someone who is a trained Egyptologist could read them, but you don't have even a clue what all those marks could possibly mean. That's the way I feel trying to decipher that manual. It's all well and good for someone who's been trained to read them, but I don't have that expertise.The manual in Post # 4 will explain and walk you through the steps.
Depending if you are looking at the options for 2.4 or 5.
Same pages for changing the password for the WiFi signal.
Where you can change the password to access the modem is under Troubleshooting the select Change Password.