NETGEAR RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless Router WNR834B User Manual
2-10 Safeguarding Your Network
v2.1, July 2007
Turning Off the Broadcast of Your Wireless Network Name
These additional security-related wireless features, that you can disable for additional security, are
described below. For details on the configuration of the general wireless settings, see “Configuring
Wireless Settings” on page 1-10.
•Enable Wireless Router Radio. If you disable the wireless router radio, wireless devices
cannot connect to the WNR834B. If you will not be using your wireless network for a period
of time, you can deselect this checkbox and disable all wireless connectivity.
•Enable SSID Broadcast. Deselect this checkbox to disable broadcast of the SSID, so that
only devices that know the correct SSID can connect. Disabling SSID broadcast nullifies the
wireless network ‘discovery’ feature of some products such as Windows XP.
•Wireless Card Access List. When a Wireless Card Access List is configured and enabled, the
WNR834B checks the MAC address of any wireless device attempting a connection, and only
allows connections to computers identified on the trusted computers list. For instructions on