Are you finding different ways to safeguard your Netgear N300 extender’s network? If the answer to the question is yes, then hiding the SSID of your WiFi device is one of the finest solutions. Here, we’ve got your back and will provide you a step-by-step guide on how to hide the network name (SSID) of your Netgear N300 extender.
Why Should You Hide Netgear N300 Extender’s SSID?
The number of hackers is increasing along with internet users. These hackers can connect to your Netgear N300 extender’s network via the extender’s Netgear_ext (SSID). Disabling the SSID broadcast on your WiFi device will prevent them from accessing your WiFi network.
Prerequisites to Hide SSID of Netgear N300 Extender
Before we delve deep into the steps to hide the network name (SSID) of your Netgear wireless range extender, let’s have a look at the prerequisites for it:
- A super-fast internet connection
- A working wall socket to power up your Netgear N300 extender
- An Ethernet cable to connect your Netgear N300 WiFi extender and the router
- The default web address of your wireless range extender
- The default login username and password of your Netgear N300 extender
Steps to Hide SSID of Netgear N300 Extender
Follow the steps given below to hide the network name (SSID) of your Netgear extender by accessing the Netgear N300 setup wizard:
- Power Up Your Netgear N300 Extender
- Connect your Netgear N300 wireless extender to a wall socket and switch it on.
- Wait for the power LED on your N300 wireless extender to glow solid green.
- Connect Your WiFi Devices
- Grab an Ethernet cable.
- Connect the one end of the Ethernet cable to the Netgear N300 extender and another to the router. Ensure that the connection is accurate.
- Access Netgear Extender Login Page
- Once a stable connection between your extender and router is established, turn on your computer.
- Launch a web browser you often use and go to its address bar.
- Type the default web address of your Netgear N300 wireless range extender.
- Press the Enter key.
- You will be prompted to log in to your Netgear N300 extender.
- So, type the default username and password of your N300 wireless extender in the required fields. Be careful while doing so as the default login details are case-sensitive and a little mistake can prevent you from logging in to your extender.
- Click the Log In button.
- Disable the SSID Broadcast
- The Netgear Genie setup wizard will appear.
- Go to the Settings menu.
- Now, click the Wireless option.
- You will get redirected to the Wireless Settings page.
- Now, uncheck the Broadcast this Network Name (SSID) for 2.4GHz.
- Do the same for 5GHz.
- Click the Save button and let the changes be effective.
As soon as you save the changes, your N300 extender’s SSID will no longer be visible to anyone. Just in case, you are wondering that how will you connect to the hidden network name of your extender, then here are the steps to follow:
Steps to Connect Your PC to Netgear Extender’s Hidden SSID
- Click the WiFi icon on your computer screen.
- Click Network Settings > WiFi > Hidden Network > Connect option.
- Enter the SSID of your Netgear N300 extender and click Next.
- Type the network security key (password).
- As soon as you click the Next button, your PC will be connected to the N300 extender’s network.
Steps to Connect Smartphone to Netgear Extender’s Hidden SSID
- Go to the Settings menu and tap WiFi.
- Now, tap Add WiFi network.
- Enter the network name (SSID) and password of your N300 extender.
- Tap Connect and you’re done.
This was all about the steps to hide the SSID of your Netgear N300 extender. We hope that you’ll be able to do so and protect your WiFi network from being accessed by unauthorized users. Thanks for reading the article.