How to Hide WiFi Network Name on EX6100 Range Extender?

mywifiext local, netgear_ext ssid, netgear ex6100 setup

When compared to wired networks, wireless networks are less secure and can be easily accessed if proper security measures have not been taken by the users. If you have recently configured a Netgear EX6100 range extender, then by default, it would be broadcasting its service set identifier (SSID) to nearby laptops, smartphones, and other WiFi-supported devices. Thus, for improving the security of your EX6100 extender, it is recommended you hide the WiFi network name of your device. Doing so will make it undetectable and, thereby, hackers will not be able to break into your WiFi network.

Now the question arises, how to hide WiFi network name on EX6100 WiFi range extender. Well, no need to worry! This blog sums up all the essential steps using which you can easily hide the Netgear_ext SSID of your EX6100 WiFi range extender. Let’s get started!

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Hide WiFi Network Name

Make sure the system you are going to use for executing the process is free of malicious content and is having access to super-fast internet.

  • Turn on your extender and let the LED lights on it turn green in color.

Note: Make sure you use a power socket that is providing sufficient and fluctuation-free power.

  • Once done, open a web browser on your system and type in the address bar.
  • If your system is MAC OS-supported, then consider using mywifiext local as the default web address.

Note: No matter whether you are using a Windows-supported device or MAC-operated machine to access the mywifiext web address, make sure the web browser that is being used for executing the process is not only running the latest software version but is also free of browsing junk like cache, cookies, and history.

  • As soon as you type the web address into the URL field and press the Enter button, you will be taken to the login page of your Netgear EX6100 WiFi range extender.
  • Reaching there, you need to log in to your extender by entering its default username and password.
  • To secure your WiFi, if you have changed the default credentials of your extender then keep in mind to use the changed login details.
  • Netgear EX6100 setup wizard will reveal on your screen just after you select the Log In option after entering the extender login details.
  • Now, to hide the WiFi network name of your extender, you need to head towards the Settings section of your device.
  • Try locating the ‘Broadcast this Network Name’ (SSID) option and disable it by unchecking your selection.
  • Bear in mind that you need to disable the option for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands to complete the process of hiding your WiFi network name on the EX6100 range extender.
  • After you are all done with making all the changes, click on the Save option to let the changes come into effect.

This is all about how to hide the WiFi network name on Netgear EX6100 range extender. Once you are done with disabling the SSID from broadcasting its name, get access to any of your devices, go to its WiFi settings and check if you can see the SSID of your EX6100 in the list of network names appeared. If not, then congratulations you have completed the not-so-easy task of hiding the WiFi network name on your Netgear extender.

Although the process of hiding SSID on a Netgear extender is not rocket science, just in case you find yourself stuck at any step, feel free to contact our experts for quick assistance.