Windows 10: Broadcasting same WiFi Network Name

Discus and support Broadcasting same WiFi Network Name in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello All, I have UVerse with AT&T. The Uverse Residential Gateway (fancy word for Router) is installed in my office. The Gateway has ports for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by bpatters69, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. Broadcasting same WiFi Network Name


    Hello All,

    I have UVerse with AT&T. The Uverse Residential Gateway (fancy word for Router) is installed in my office. The Gateway has ports for ethernet and also provides WiFi. My living room is on the opposite side of the house and the WiFi was not good so I ran an ethernet cable through the ceiling and I placed a Netgear Nighthawk EX7000. The Netgear is acting as an Access Point whereby it provides WiFi access to devices in my living room. I also connect my TV, Receiver and Sonos to the ethernet ports on the Netgear.

    The Netgear broadcasts a WiFi network as does the Uverse Gateway. As I move between the office and the living room, I manually switch from the Uverse Gateway WiFi to the Netgear WiFi. Is there a way to get around this? Can I set up the Netgear to broadcast the same WiFi network as the Uverse Gateway so I don't have to change WiFi networks as I move around the house?

    Thanks, Bill

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    As another question.....

    In the documentation for the Netgear, I just found the following:

    Note: In access point mode, you can connect your computer or WiFi device to the extender only using a WiFi connection.

    To me this means that I cannot connect wired devices to the Netgear when it is in Access Point mode which it is. As I said, I am connecting my TV, Receiver and SONOS to ethernet ports on the Netgear. The setup works but according to the documentation it should not or am mis-interpreting the documentation?

    :)
     
    bpatters69, Apr 2, 2021
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    I have my home router set to not broadcast the SSID and have it secured with a WPA2 Passphrase. The question I have is how can I connect my LG Quantum phone to my home network if I'm not broadcasting the SSID? It doesn't show up on the list of available
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    Crazy_Allen, Apr 2, 2021
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  3. NTM2003 Win User
    Wifi names

    I was wondering can you put anything as a wifi name for example I wanted to put CIA-outpost-#### random number is that illegal? I've seen FBI surveillance van 006 before on my list of wifi names I can pick up.
     
    NTM2003, Apr 2, 2021
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  4. Amiga5 Win User

    Broadcasting same WiFi Network Name

    Wifi names

    Hey bud

    I felt so amazed by this question that I signed up to reply
    You can change it to what you wish in fact its a must

    The importance of using protection on your router is something I can't stress enough

    The GPU powered cracking software out now would take about 1 minute to get a password the has a standard word or even a word with a few numbers.

    WPA2 AES gives the user some very good protection.

    The one thing I see all the time is the router being used with a default name and a default password.
    They just plug in and go.
    They don't know what is going on until the police show up with a very unpleasant story about some company being hacked and them suspecting you (worst case scenario) or someone driving by your place ripping off wifi names and passwords to be sold to people who are not so nice to commit crimes
    Use anything you want for a broadcast name a

    1st thing get into router and change the name. This is not so important but companies produce lists that are published and getting the brand of the router is as easy as searching for what router types are being sold to the public by the internet provider. Telus and Shaw Canada are bad for this. That list also contains default passwords and user name

    2nd make your passwords into that router strong. Not the WiFi password but the admin password
    it used to be you had to be hooked in by a lan cable to be able to get into the router itself so that changes could be made. Not so with today's routers. A wireless connection can get in if they have a way in. Use combinations of letters, numbers, and upper and lower case for that.
    The amount of characters are not many that is allowed so make it hard but something you can remember
    I use things like My37PasOr0Fe685 (get the idea)

    Finally WPA2 AES is strong. 63 characters in length but it will encrypt it.
    For instance I can put in Mary had a little lamb whos fleece was white as snow but after it encrypts all your router would accept is the phrase that has been converted to random letters numbers and that is the access code to use. For heaven sake write it down.
    A good method of protection in today's routers is only accept connection with a certain mac code
    This makes it so only the computer that uses the wireless adapter or Lan adapter Physical address (MAC) will be allowed to connect at all.
    You still need the access code for the wireless but even if it gets found out a connection can't be made unless the computer with that MAC code is used.


    To end this I would say the best protection to use is done by 2 switches. Make the broadcast of the router hidden and on computer side make sure the connect even if broadcast is hidden is checked

    You would have to enter the WiFi network name and its password to connect. It would not show up at all on any connection list.


    Regards
    Amiga5
     
    Amiga5, Apr 2, 2021
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