Dave’s not here, man

You would like to allow your office computers to access your wireless network, but you would like to hide the wireless network name from appearing on other wireless-enabled devices. What wireless network security feature can limit the visibility of your network name to other wireless systems?

A) Static IP addressing

B) SSID broadcast suppression

C) MAC filtering

D) WPA encryption

E) Wear one of those Brady Bunch tiki necklaces

The answer: B) SSID broadcast suppression

The SSID of a wireless network is broadcast automatically to make it easier for other devices to automatically find the wireless network. If you suppress the SSID, you’ll be relatively invisible to wireless devices but you’ll have to manually configure all of your wireless systems to find and connect to the network.

Want to know more? Watch “Configuring and Installing Wireless Routers.”

Wireless routers have become a standard installation into our small offices and home offices. In this video, you’ll learn about detailed wireless router configuration options, the basics of hardware and software firewall configuration, and tips for the physical installation of wireless routers.