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Re: Hidden SSID

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Tutor
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Hi,

 

I want to change visible SSID as hidden one. I want this because of the security issues. There should be an option to change it visible one to hidden one on the settings page.

 

Let me know if there is any possiblity to change it. If it is not possible for now, then put this setting option in the next firmware please.

 

 

Thank you,

Neka

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station

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gokturk wrote:

I want to change visible SSID as hidden one. I want this because of the security issues. There should be an option to change it visible one to hidden one on the settings page.


Let me know if there is any possiblity to change it. If it is not possible for now, then put this setting option in the next firmware please.

 


There is NO access into the Arlo base , so you can not change the SSID...

 

Best is to check if it's been requested before and add it or add kudos if so  ...here; https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange/idb-p/arlo-idea-exchange

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gokturk wrote:

I want to change visible SSID as hidden one. I want this because of the security issues. There should be an option to change it visible one to hidden one on the settings page.


Let me know if there is any possiblity to change it. If it is not possible for now, then put this setting option in the next firmware please.

 


There is NO access into the Arlo base , so you can not change the SSID...

 

Best is to check if it's been requested before and add it or add kudos if so  ...here; https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange/idb-p/arlo-idea-exchange

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Thank you for the information TomMac.

 

I will communicate with the right person.

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Apprentice
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Are you aware a "Hidden" SSID just means it does not have a name? It's still broadcasting and easily detectable with simple WiFi apps you can download on your phone?

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Absolutely so "tinokremer" .

 

We don't need to broadcast our SSID.Cameras and the base can communicate with each other over a hidden SSID too.

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station
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My point is, if you would have the network "hidden", it would still be visible to anyone. It's just not in the list of your laptop / phone by default. Do you have an android phone? Get this app and see for yourself, you see "hidden" network in this list: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer

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I want to hide the SSID because of this. I can see the SSID outside.

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station
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No sense to argue about it guys... at this time it's a mute point as there is NO access to the Arlo base

 

If you want change, it's by kudo's in the wish area.... more kudos , more likely to happen in future

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Bottom line, having a device connected to my network exposed to the world is a concearn. Would like Arlo to lock this down.