Making Wi-Fi Internet Invisible on the D-Link Router

D-Link routers have the ability to leave the Wi-Fi network invisible, which can help with security and privacy. Thus, the name of the wireless connection is removed from the list of possible accesses. The tip can be useful to prevent neighbors and strangers from discovering the password through trial and error or until malicious hackers exploit security holes to gain access to personal information.

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The procedure is simple and can be done either by the computer, Windows, MacOS and Linux, or by Android or iPhone (iOS). Check out the following tutorial how to configure the D-Link router to hide your wireless Internet.

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Block people connected on your Wi-Fi network

Step 1. Open the browser, type in the search bar the IP address of the router and press Enter to access the settings panel. On D-Link devices, the default address is usually "" (without quotes), but if it does not work, go to this tutorial or watch the video below to find out the correct number;

Learn how to find the IP address of the router

Step 2. You will be redirected to the panel login page. Fill in the "Username" field with "Admin" (without quotation marks) and leave the password blank. Do not forget to click "Login";

Use the access credentials to log in to the D-Link router

Step 3. Click on the top menu "Wireless";

Go to the menu shown in the image

Step 4. Now uncheck the "Enable Broadcast SSID" box and click the "Apply" button to save the change to the router;

Disable the SSID broadcast function

Connecting to the invisible Wi-Fi network

After hiding Wi-Fi, you will no longer be able to connect in a traditional way, since the connection does not appear in the list of available networks. Therefore, you need to perform the steps below on all your devices to gain access to the Internet again.

Windows Devices

Step 1. In the lower right corner of Windows, click on the network icon and scroll the page to the end. Under "Hidden Network", check the box and click the "Connect" button;

Look for the hidden network option in Windows

Step 2. Enter the name of your Wi-Fi and go to the next step;

Enter the Wi-Fi name for the system to find the network

Step 3. Now enter the password for the connection, and then click "Next";

Enter the password for the system to connect to Wi-Fi

Devices with Android

Step 1. Open the Android settings and go to the Wi-Fi section. Scroll to the end and touch the "Add network" option;

Visit the add network option in the Wi-Fi section of Android

Step 2. Enter all wireless network information, such as the name, password, and certification protocol used by the router, which in most cases is "WPA / WPA2 PSK". Finally, touch the "Ok" button to record the information or "Save", depending on the model of the phone;

Enter Wi-Fi information for Android to connect to the network

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