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Hello folks smile.gif

I am looking to use Connectify to set up a wireless hotspot in my room using my desktop's wired connection. I do not want the SSID to be broadcasted but I cannot find any options in Connectify to turn that off.

Could someone enlighten me how to do so?

If it is not possible, does anyone know any alternative methods that would be similar to Connectify?

I am looking to have all the traffic be filtered through my desktops main IP which is what I understand Connectify to do, however I don't want the SSID broadcast.

Thanks!
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I wouldn't stress yourself too much with the SSID being broadcast, anyone who can get through a WPA2 password can also find your network even without broadcast.
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I wouldn't stress yourself too much with the SSID being broadcast, anyone who can get through a WPA2 password can also find your network even without broadcast.

Not the issue, but thanks for the assurance tongue.gif
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Not the issue, but thanks for the assurance tongue.gif
Why don't you want the SSID broadcasted?


It doesn't really matter if is or not.... because it is basically always broadcasted.
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Why don't you want the SSID broadcasted?


It doesn't really matter if is or not.... because it is basically always broadcasted.

I live amongst a lot of people who will beg for my WiFi or attempt to connect to it nonstop so I want to avoid the situation altogether. I'm not a very good liar and I know I will be asked if it's my network tongue.gif

Security isn't really the purpose here, just hiding it from non-tech saavy beggars tongue.gif
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Not the issue, but thanks for the assurance tongue.gif

Just call it "Virus Here" and no one will want to connect to it. wink.gif
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Just label it as a room near yours, they'll never know.
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If you call it free viruses nobody will want it, trust me. Even though i offered it, people just don't want it as they genuinely think it will give them viruses.
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not possible with any windows apps, with my RTL8187 software, virtual wifi is an option but it still broadcasts SSID. Still just name it something dumb and use a small wifi adapter/antenna that cant broadcast far. Also WPA2 cant be hacked unless using cloud.
    
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post #10 of 12
SSID broadcasting does nothing for security. So don't worry about it.
A strong password 10 random characters or more and they will take a 100 years to crack
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