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Connecting your iPad® to a wireless network with disabled SSID broadcast

Disabling the broadcast of the Service Set Identifier (SSID) or the Wireless Network Name is one way to secure the wireless network.  This will prevent other users from detecting your SSID when they attempt to view available wireless networks in your area, unless it is manually added on the list of available networks.

This article will guide you on how to connect your iPad® to a wireless network with a disabled SSID broadcast.

Step 1:
On your iPad®’s Home Screen, tap Settings.

Step 2:
Select Wi-Fi.

Step 3:
Select Other… to add a wireless network.

IMPORTANT:  Make sure that the Wi-Fi feature of your iPad® is enabled.

Step 4:
Enter the SSID in the Name field and tap the arrow > icon in the Security field to select the encryption type.

NOTE:  If you do not know your router’s wireless settings, click here to learn how to retrieve it. 

To learn how to check the wireless settings of your router on your iPad®, click here.  If you have Connect Express installed, click here.

Step 5:
Select the security encryption type of the wireless network.

NOTE:  The None option is selected by default.  In this example, WPA is used.

Step 6:
Tap Other Network to go back to the previous screen.

Step 7:
Enter the network’s Password then tap Join.

When a checkmark appears beside the SSID of the network you are connecting to, it means the iPad® is already connected to the network.

You can also click the Airport  icon in the upper-left corner of the screen to check the strength of connection between the router and the iPad®.

NOTE:  The signal bars in the Airport icon has no bearing on the network speed.  You can perform a speed test or observe the download speed while you’re downloading a file.

Related Articles:

Connecting your iPad® to your wireless network
Connecting the iPad® to the Guest network


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