“Hide” Your Network
Wireless routers, by default, broadcast their network name (SSID) so it will show up on the network list of Windows and other wireless utilities. However, you can disable the broadcasting and manually enter the network name into Windows and any other devices. Since someone must know the name in order to connect, this technique helps prevent hacking attempts. Like with MAC address filtering, hackers can also get around this roadblock, but it serves as another layer of security.
Remember, Wi-Fi security is all about layers, where encryption is the first protective barrier. Once you have your signals scrambled, you can enable other security features. Plus, you should always be careful and follow the other guidelines we’ve discussed.