How to hide Unifi Wifi network name on TP-Link router

TP-Link Archer C1200 Advanced Wireless Settings
TP-Link Archer C1200 Advanced Wireless Settings

Another step to secure your home Wifi network is to hide them from everyone. Here I’ll show you how to hide Unifi Wifi network name from your neighbor, or stranger, or anyone to prevent them from using your Wifi. Basically, once the Wifi network is set to hidden, even you won’t see it.


When the Wifi network is hidden, to connect any device to the network, you’ll need to manually enter the exact Wifi network name and the password in that particular device to establish a connection. You can find a link by the end of this article which will teach you how to connect to a hidden Wifi network.

Note: I’m using the default router provided by TM which is TP-Link Archer C1200 wireless router.

Still using Streamyx? See how to hide Streamyx Wifi network name.

See also how to change Unifi Fibre Wifi name and password.

  1. Open any internet browser.
  2. Go to
  3. Enter your login detail:
    • Username/ID: admin
    • Password: admin
  4. Click Login.
  5. Select Advanced tab.
  6. Select Wireless menu.
  7. Select Wireless Settings sub-menu.
  8. At the top right you’ll see 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Select your preferred band. By default, it will display 2.4GHz wireless settings.
  9. Click to check the Enable Wireless Radio.
  10. Enter your preferred Wireless Network Name (SSID) if you haven’t done.
  11. Click to check Hide SSID. This is the setting to hide or to not broadcast your Wifi network name.
  12. Select WPA/WPA2-Personal for Security.
  13. Select WPA2-PSK for Version.
  14. Select AES for Encryption.
  15. Enter your password.
  16. Select 802.11b/g/n mixed for Mode.
  17. Select Auto for Channel Width.
  18. Select Auto for Channel.
  19. Select High for Transmit Power.
  20. Click Save to keep the changes.

Done. Your 2.4GHz band Unifi Wifi network is hidden for everyone including you. You can repeat the steps for 5GHz if you want. Or you can choose which network band to hide and which one to broadcast.

Hiding or not broadcasting your Unifi Wifi network name can easily prevent the unwanted device to connect to it. It’s not a guaranteed method, however, people will need a special app or skill to find your hidden network.

In case you forget or don’t know, here’s how to connect to the hidden Wifi network in Windows 10.

Hopefully, this tutorial will help you secure your Unifi Wifi network from your neighbor. If you need further help, let me know in the comment below.


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