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WIFI SECURITY

STOP BROADCASTING YOUR NETWORK NAME

The Annoyance:

I have a Linksys wireless router, and the other day, using AirSnare (see "Stop Bandwidth Vampires"), I found someone on my network, stealing bandwidth. When I sent an angry note to the leech, he had the gall to write back, "Then stop broadcasting your SSID, stupid!" What's an SSID, and how do I stop it from being broadcast?

The Fix:

Your SSID is your network's name, and if people know what it is, it's easier for them to find your network and connect to it.


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