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Sat, Aug 13, 2016 6:28 PM

Hiding on your uverse wireless netowork

I am worndering if is possible to hide on your own network while I am connected on my MACBOOK air and iphone 6 plus so my family won't see I am online?  s I have uverse internet 45MB with the PACE 5268AC modem.  Just wondering if that's an option.  Someone said I can enable the "guest network" and connect throguth there.... any advice out there?  Thank you   🙂

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6年前

I guess one would have concerns as to why you need to hide from your family while on line but none of my business I suppose.

 

The PACE 5268AC modem's Home page is open and identifies what computers/devices are connected and the status (Active/Inactive).  So in that respect, if your Mac/iPhone is on, it will show Active.  Even if you are on the guest network it would show the same thing.  Guest network will allow someone to connect inside your home wi-fi and connect to the internet only but will not allow access to files/folders that are shared on other computers.

 

There is no way to hide that info from the Home page and it is easily accessible if you are on your network.

 

 

Tigereyze209

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6年前

In most wi-fi routers, there is an option to not broadcast your network id.

Mind you, if it is online, it can still be seen.

The only way to make it invisible is simply to turn it off.

Even if you have it in the don't broadcast ssid mode, with the right software, you can still find out the network name.

Just make sure, all your security settings are enabled, and change your password every once in a while, to make sure no one can guess it.

 

The main problem with a "guest" access option is, as the name implies, if available, about anyone can use it. Kinda sort of the point for it being there, in fact.

 

No, if one can log into the router, they can see any and all devices logged on, and even their mac ids are listed.

About the only way around it is to use a differant isp, or a hard line connection.

(As a foir instance, there are powerline ethernet connectors youy can hook up to one of the routers ports.. and all the signals go across the power line.)

Mind you, this only keeps you out of the routers wi-fi security log..   any data you use will still show up on the bill.

Not really versed on clandestine home network usage, but I guess there might be sites out there with information on how to do it.

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6年前

Thank you so much.  (I need to hide some times 😜😎

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11 Messages

6年前

Thank you very much for the info. I guess I will remind visible at home until there'd something easier! 😀  

 

Thank you!

 

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