How To Hide Wi-Fi Networks (SSIDs) In Windows 10

How To Hide Wi-Fi Networks (SSIDs) In Windows 10

When you click on the wireless icon on the taskbar, network flyout comes up which displays all the Wi-Fi networks around your location detected by your PC’s wireless adapter. Depending on the time of the day and where you live, you might see a few Wi-Fi network names (SSIDs) to tens of them. People who have configured Windows 10 to automatically connect to a Wi-Fi network generally don’t need to click on the Wi-Fi icon as Windows 10 automatically connects to the Wi-Fi network as soon you turn on the computer. If for some reason, you don’t like to see your neighbor’s Wi-Fi network in the network/Wi-Fi flyout, you can make your Windows 10 PC to ignore the Wi-Fi and don’t show it in the Wi-Fi flyout. As you are aware, the network/Wi-Fi flyout doesn’t offer an option to hide a network. We need to use the Command Prompt to hide a Wi-Fi network. Hide Wi-Fi SSIDs in Windows 10 In this guide, we will see how to hide one or more Wi-Fi networks in the Wi-Fi flyout in Windows 10. Step 1: Run the Command Prompt as administrator. To do that, type CMD in the Start/taskbar search, right-click on Command Prompt entry and then click Run as administrator option. When you see the User Account Control prompt, click on the Yes button. Step 2: At the Command Prompt window, execute the following command: netsh wlan add filter permission=block ssid=Name networktype=infrastructure In the above command, replace Name with the SSID (name) of the Wi-Fi network that you would like to hide. For instance, to hide my Office Wi-Fi: netsh wlan add filter permission=block ssid=Office networktype=infrastructure From now onwards, you will not see the Wi-Fi network’s name (SSID) that you have removed using the above command. To show the Wi-Fi network again in the Wi-Fi flyout, execute the following command: netsh wlan delete filter permission=block ssid=Name networktype=infrastructure Replace “Name” with the actual name (SSID) of Wi-Fi. How to reinstall the Wi-Fi driver in Windows 10 guide might also interest you.

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