How to hide WiFi networks (SSID) in Windows 10

If for any reason you do not want to see some of your neighbors' WiFi networks, you can your computer to ignore them and not show them in the list of local networks in your neighborhood.

When you click the wireless icon on the taskbar, a drop-down menu appears with all the WiFi networks around your area detected by your computer adapter. Depending on the time of day and where you live, you will only see a few WiFi network names (SSIDs) out of the dozens around you.

Users who have configured the 10 να συνδέονται αυτόματα σε ένα δίκτυο WiFi, κατά βάση δεν χρειάζεται να κάνουν κλικ στο εικονίδιο των δικτύων, καθώς τα Windows 10 συνδέονται αυτόματα στο δίκτυο WiFi αμέσως μόλις ενεργοποιήσετε τον υπολογιστή.

However, if you do not want to see your local network's Wi-Fi list for some reason, you can make Windows 10 ignore it and not show it.

As you know, the drop-down list of local Wi-Fi networks does not offer the option to hide a network. To hide it you should use the Command Line.

Hide Wi-Fi SSIDs in Windows 10
In this guide, we'll see how to hide one or more Wi-Fi networks in Windows 10 from the drop-down window with their list.

Step 1: Open the command prompt as a Command Prompt.
Step 2: In the Command Prompt window, write and run the following netsh command:

netsh wlan add filter permission = block ssid = Name networktype = infrastructure

In the above command, replace "Name" with the SSID name of the Wi-Fi network you want to hide. For example, to hide Wi-Fi called dlink-221880 type:

netsh wlan add filter permission = block ssid = dlink-221880 networktype = infrastructure

From now on, you will not see the name of the removed Wi-Fi (SSID) using the above command. Use the same command for each Wi-Fi name you want to hide.

Show Wi-Fi SSIDs in Windows 10
If you want to reopen the Wi-Fi network at any time in the drop-down window, run the following command:

netsh wlan delete filter permission = block ssid = Name networktype = infrastructure

Replace the "Name" with the real name (SSID) of the Wi-Fi again. Use the same command for each Wi-Fi name you want to display again.

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