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Help on how to hide SSID on Multy X system.

ChanterChanter Posts: 6  Junior Member
edited May 2018 in Ideas
Just installed a Multy  system. Can't find settings to hide SSID. Can anyone help? Thanks


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  • Zyxel_StevenZyxel_Steven Posts: 247  Zyxel Moderator
    Accepted Answer
    Thanks for your feature request in Multy X, we will evaluate it.


  • Zyxel_StevenZyxel_Steven Posts: 247  Zyxel Moderator
    edited May 2018
    Multy X doesn't support to hide SSID. May we know what is your purpose?
    Multy X is supported to disable/enable WiFi on WiFi Settings.

  • ChanterChanter Posts: 6  Junior Member
    Security!  I have used ASUS, Netgear, etc wifi systems and all have ability to hide SSID. This is basic security to help prevent sniffing. If someone doesn't know the SSID exists, they can't try to get in. I am VERY surprised that such a sophisticated company as Zyxel doesn't include this and even more surprised that Zyxel would ask why I'd want it. Tony
  • MijzelfMijzelf Posts: 1,157  Heroic Warrior Member
    Hiding an SSID has some nasty side effects. Instead of the accesspoint announcing it's SSID, now the clients have to yell 'hey, is SSID X around?'. And then the accesspoint answers 'yes, that's me'.
    In case the accesspoint is not around, the client will repeat it's yell regularly. This is bad for your battery life, and it can even trigger a counterfeit AP to mimic your AP.

    And it doesn't add any security. If someone wants to find your SSID, he only has to sniff the air until (one of) your clients tries to connect.
    Security has to be provided by a good key, not by obscurity.

  • ChanterChanter Posts: 6  Junior Member
    Totally agree about a good key. But why not good key AND obscurity as from other suppliers? Can this be put on a development list?
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