Aruba - Hidden Networks (Hiding the SSID)

hiding the SSID

Most routers and APs automatically transmit their network name (SSID) into the open air every few seconds. SSID broadcasting helps clients to see and connect to the network. Otherwise, they have to know the name and set up a manual connection to it.

Don’t hide networks unless it is temporary (e.g. pilot) or you have complete control of all client devices.


Aruba Solution

  1. Login to Aruba Virtual Controller
  2. Click Configuration
  3. Click Networks
  4. Choose the network you want to change and click the pencil icon
  5. Go to Basic tab
  6. Show Advanced Options
  7. Scroll to Miscellaneous
  8. Next to SSID, check or uncheck “Hide”
  9. Apply Changes