Linksys Wireless Router :: EA3500 - How To Turn Broadcast SSID On / Off
Mar 21, 2013
EA3500, I'm using the Smart Wi-Fi interface through a browser. How do I make my router broadcast the SSID? I think it was when I was setting up using the old interface, before updating the firmware, that I set it to *not* broadcast the network name. Now I feel like I've been all through the menus twice on the Smart Wi-Fi interface, and can't find the on/off toggle.
I just set up a brand new LinksysE4200 router at one end of my home, and a Linksys RE1000 range expander at the other end in order to provide full WiFi coverage to my entire house. Everything is working great except for one important detail.. There is currently no way to disable SSID broadcast on the RE1000 range expander! I just flashed it with the latest firmware (v1.0.01 build 2, Jul 22, 2011) , but I'm still unable to disable it, even though it is disabled on the E4200 from which it's receiving the signal it's rebroadcasting. I am seriously considering returning the RE1000. Linksys. add the ability to disable SSID broadcast on the RE1000 in a (not too distant) future firmware upgrade! As far as I'm concerend, this is a MUST HAVE feature in order for this product to even be considered for use in any sensitive network environment.
I got E4200 v.2 with the latest cloud firmware. On the previous (non-cloud) firmware there was an option to enable or disable SSID broadcast, and I disable it. Now I want to enable it back, but can not find this option in Cisco Connect Cloud. how to enable SSID broadcast on the E4200 v.2 with Cisco Connect Cloud firmware?
why my SSID still displays even though I have the SSID Broadcast "Disabled" for 5 GHz and 2.4Ghz configurations. The name of my network shows full signal strength and a lock next to the name but I was under the impression if I have disabled the SSID broadcast it shouldn't show up at all and would force a user to manually input the network name when trying to connect to it. I have the router configured to only allow certain MAC addresses wireless access as well. Router is running Firmware Version: 1.0.03.Also, my primary computer my iMac running 10.7.2 boots up or is brought out of sleep mode I constantly need to go up to the top of my screen and re-select my network.
I was quite excited about E4200 I got yesterday. Everything works perfect except front LED light start blinking a few hours later. Don't know why it happens in a sudden and non-stop. After several tries, I found that disabling SSID broadcast for both 2.4 and 5GHz stops the blinking.Of course, before doing that, I upgraded firmware to 1.0.02, reset to factory defaults and finally set up E4200 manually rather than using Cisco Connect. Now the LED light is continuously lit.
We have a cisco 2500 wireless controller with LAPs.Our devices require Broadcasting to be enabled. So I had to enabe broadcast forwarding under the Controller tab.It appears this option is a global seeting. Is there a way to enable Broadcast Forwading for an specific WLAN or SSID?Can we isolate broadcast data to an SSID or a WLAN?
Everytime I disable SSID Broadcasting 2 extra wireless connections appear available connections list. (See wirelessconnections.jpg) One is blank and one is labeled Other Network. They disappear when I enable SSID Broadcasting. I am not sure why this is happening.
I'm working with some 891W's that have the internal 800-series AP. I have this router set up initially using Cisco Config Express, then, using Cisco Config Professional 2.5 I set up the firewall and other featuress that CCE doesn't do. Overall this is a very simple router, meant to be a small business Internet gateway device but is currently in my lab.
The intended WLAN setup is very simple. One SSID, with broadcast enabled, using WPA2-Personal. Auth: open Encryption is both TKIP and AES-CCM.
However no matter what I do I cannot get thhis thing to broadcast . In the past I had sometimes run into issues where if I had more than one AP running independently it would cause a channel conflict and one or both would cancel each other's radio, so I disabled all other AP's in my vicinity.
Also I've had issues in the past where f I enabled both TKIP and AES, sometimes clients can't find the AP as a result. My solution had been to disable one of them leaving just the other - no change here however.
Via the IOS, ssid config shows mbssid guest-mode which I believce is default.
Interestingly, if I do the following:
ap# Config t ap(config)# dot11 ssid <myssid> ap(config - ssid)#guest-mode end
I end up with both "guest-mode" and "mbssid guest-mode" in the sh run for the AP, and voila, my AP broadcasts the SSID. However clients end up joining without any security at all, no prompts for pre-shared key or anything.
I am using Cisco WLC 2504 for provisioning Wireless Connectivity over my Wired Environment. Have deployed 4 Access Points spanning my entire campus as per Customer Requirements. Created 10 SSIDs for Different Networks. Would like to know if there is any possibility of Broadcasting say a particular SSID XYZ on only two or 3 Access Points and keep broadcast disabled on Others.
integrating the authentication on these SSIDs using Active Directory Domain Credentials.
I've had a WRT54GL ( for about a week now ) with no real issues. Today my wife mentioned that the net's been flaky ( wireless nto hard wired ). I originally noticed what seemed like minutes for my desktop of laptop to connect to any web pages. Loads were extremely slow. According to the computer I had a 1 mbps connection. I did the standard resetting of the modem and router.babble babble babble. Eventually, I ran a wifi analyzer from my phone to determine an ideal channel. However, while running the frequency scanner I also noticed that my broadcasting would continue to drop off the radar for a quick moment then return. This seemed to be true no matter what channel I set. What's interesting is that the signal would read as extremely strong for 45 sec - 1 minute, then completely drop the signal, then another strong broadcast. Other neighboring signals don't exhibit this behavior....well I would see the weaker signals coming in and off the radar from time to time. I'm guessing it's some type of interference? However if that's the case I can't explain why my signal seems so strong. I'm assuming I'd see a lot of fluctuation in my signal before dropping off ( instead of going from 100 to 0 in the blink of an eye ).
I think I've been carefully through every single screen and can't figure out how to disable the wireless broadcast on my new EA6500. I typically see this in the "wireless" settings but must be missing something.
I recently had trouble connection to my Linksys WRT54G router. However, in this process I had to create a couple of new profiles/networks/SSID or whatever they are called. I now have one functioning network, but my router is still broadcasting the other two networks. How can I get my router to only broadcast the one network, I am currently using? I erased them from Vista, so that my own computer does not automatically log on to the, but that is clearly not enough. Since one of the networks is not secured with a password (dont ask why), my concern is that my neighbours can access it. BTW, I am using Windows Vista on a Toshiba Satelite A200.
HP Pavilion dv7-6135dx Ent Pc Win7 Home Prem 64 Motorola Surfboard Modem Linksys EA3500 Router Netgear 10/100 24 port switch
my wife bought me this EA3500 for Father's Day this year. It's only been hooked up for a couple of weeks (we were in the middle of a move during Father's Day), but now I have no wifi on either band. My wife can no longer connect to it either. We have tried completely resetting it, we have reset the modem, the switch, laptops, everything. Still no wifi. It worked out of the box, but now we have nothing. Does HP needs a certain type of driver? Our iPhones show connected and surf the brower's and FB app with no issues while in wifi mode, but then again, I can pull the ethernet from the internet port and the phone's still show connected (good job, iOS).Cable from main splitter runs to basement where the modem is located. Modem ethernet feed up a wall to a wall plate where the router is. Router then feeds back to the switch. The switch then sends the IP throughout the house for the LAN lines, and the EA3500 feeds all of the wireless devices (used to). So, Cable box, modem, router, switch. Router is currently good for LAN only. I am connected to it via LAN right now, 2 feet from my laptop.
In connections:IPv4/IPv6 both "No Internet Access" (for IPv4, if you change a setting in the setup, it becomes "Internet Access" for about 3 seconds.)Media State: EnabledSpeed: Alternates between 72Mbps and 144Mbps
In my home network, I have a Synology. It has 10.0.123.123 as local IP address on my local network and it can be accessed by internet with the dynamic domain name.So when I'm home, I have to use 10.0.123.123 to access it, and when I'm away, I have to use trucmuche.diskstation.me.Would it be possible to configure the EA3500 to redirect the domain name "trucmuche.diskstation.me" to 10.0.123.123 when I use the domain name inside my home ?A friend told me that I had to configure "loopback" but I don't know how..
I had a e4200,and i used 5ghz wireless.i can't set it to channel 149 or other high channel,my old wireless ethernet card can only support that.make the next version of the firmware can setting 5ghz channel to channel 149、153、157、161.
Some routers are able to forward to broadcast directly by sending a port to 192.168.1.255, other's I've been able to trick by forwarding to 192.168.1.254 and then editing the arp table with 192.168.1.254 <-> ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff. Is there any way I can edit the arp table of the E4200? Is there a way to telnet in or get a console connection?
The guest network on the router keeps going down. It can be seen but it cannot be connected to. Sometimes it works for a day or 2 and then it doesn't. I have to constantly babysit the network and it is entirely frustrating because the only fix is to reboot the router.I have tried factory resetting several times.I have tried re-flashing the fw.I'm using the non-CCC fw because CCC had way, way too many issues.These routers have been out for months and many people have been having issues and somehow Cisco doesn't see fit to work on firmware that stabilizes them at all? It's like, they release a router and then forget about it - the next batch comes along, often the same guts with a different shell and it's the same thing over again. I had a WRT610N and I said I'd never buy another Cisco after that but I broke my rule because of being lured by these "App enabled" features, which mind you have nothing at all over the competition since the CCC doesn't even work for most people.