Have you just completed the Wavlink WiFi extender setup process? Well, this is a wonderful decision. Now, all you have to do is access the network name of the Wavlink extender and you can enjoy accessing its features. But, wait? If you are able to see the network name of your Wavlink extender, then there are chances that it will also be available on every networking device present in the extender’s range. Well, that’s a matter of concern. You’ll never know when your neighbor gets unveiled as a hacker. Thus, you need to keep your extender secure after doing Wavlink setup. One of the best practices you can follow in order to do that is to hide the network name.
Benefit of Hiding Wavlink Network Name
Hiding the network name means stopping the Wavlink range extender from broadcasting its SSID (Service Set Identifier). If you do so, then the network name of your Wavlink extender won’t show up on any network list. As a result, unauthorized users won’t even be able to sense the presence of your extender’s network. So, isn’t it a great initiative to enhance the security of your Wavlink extender?
Moving on, let’s discuss the step-by-step procedure to hide the network name of a Wavlink extender.
How to Hide Wavlink Network Name?
- Fire Up an Internet Browser
Start by opening up an internet browser on your favorite device (computer or laptop). However, if you proceed with a laptop, consider keeping its power adapter by your side. The web browser you select to use in order to hide the network name of the Wavlink range extender must be operating on the recent software version. Additionally, head over to the settings section of the web browser and consider erasing the pile-up cache, cookies, and browsing history. Doing so will help you avoid issues while hiding the extender’s network name.
- Access the Wavlink Login Screen
Now, the next step is to access the administrative page of the extender a.k.a the Wavlink login screen. For this, you have to hover the mouse cursor to the address field of the internet browser and click there. Right after that, consider typing wifi.wavlink.com or ap.setup into it. Once done, hit the Enter key. The ap.setup Wavlink login screen will appear. Just in case, the default web address of your Wavlink extender fails to redirect you to the admin page, feel free to put the extender’s default IP to use.
- Fill in the Admin Details
This step is all about filling in the information on the Wavlink extender login screen and logging in to the device. So, once you reach there, select the language and input the default Wavlink wireless login password. So, do the needful and select Login. However, you must remember that the default password of your Wavlink extender won’t bring you success with the login process if you’ve ever modified it in the past. Above all, the Wavlink password must be entered without typos. Else, hiding the extender’s network name will remain a dream for you.
- Locate the WiFi Tab
As soon as you log in to your Wavlink, a dashboard consisting of numerous tabs will appear. Here, you need to find the WiFi tab and click it. Thereafter, click the WiFi Setup option. The window will shift to the WiFi Setup page. Now, find the Hide SSID option and toggle the option to the Hide position. Once done, consider saving the changes by clicking the Apply button.
That’s it! You’ve successfully hidden the network name of your Wavlink range extender. After this, you need not worry about hackers breaking into your WiFi network as they won’t even be able to see it. However, if come across an internet connectivity issue while hiding the Wavlink extender’s network name, it is advised you cross-check the extender-router connection. If it is weak, then consider swapping the wireless connection with a wired one. In case you are already using a wire, then make sure that it is free of all kinds of damage.
Let’s Wrap Up
Now, it’s time to wrap up the post revealing the steps to hide the network name of your Wavlink extender via the wifi.wavlink.com setup wizard. We hope that the steps mentioned in this post will be helpful for you in hiding the extender’s network name.
If you get success in creating a hidden Wavlink WiFi network, then we would like to congratulate you. How did you find this post? We would love to know your reviews in the comment section.