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How to Hide PLDT Wifi (Complete Steps)

By October 29, 2022No Comments

A smart technique to improve security and stop unauthorized individuals from using your Internet connection is to hide a WiFi network.

This is a good option if you have annoying neighbors trying to connect to your WiFi without your permission instead of paying for their own internet plan. There are a few easy measures you can take to disguise your WiFi network if you have PLDT Fibr.

Remember that concealing your WiFi network won’t prevent someone from breaking into your system. However, it will make connecting to and finding your network more challenging.

This article will teach you how to hide your WiFi from unwanted or unauthorized people.

Why you should hide your PLDT WiFi network

It is perfectly fine if you want to keep your WiFi public. However, hiding your WiFi is beneficial for your privacy and security.

These are some of the reasons why you should consider concealing your network to outsiders.

  • Protect your network from hackers

Hackers with malicious intent can get into your personal WiFi network and go on to hack into more of your accounts. They could get into your bank accounts or obtain personal information such as your full name, phone number, address, and more. Hiding your WiFi can help prevent this from happening.

  • Prevent people outside your household from using your WiFi

There might be neighbors or other people in your neighborhood who will try to connect to your WiFi without your permission. Perhaps they don’t have their own WiFi at home or are not willing to pay for an internet plan.

Having other people connect to your WiFi may make your connection much slower and will affect your activities. It can help to hide your WiFi to avoid interruptions.

What occurs when your WiFi or SSID is hidden?

All connected devices will temporarily lose internet access. The connection will return in a few seconds, so don’t worry or panic. However, there have been situations where a device needed to reconnect after losing its WiFi connection. You can reconnect to a hidden WiFi network if you need to.

How to hide your PLDT WiFi network

Hiding your WiFi can be done in just a few simple steps. Follow the instructions below:

Step 1: On your computer or smartphone, launch a web browser.

Step 2: Enter the default URL  in the address box.

Step 3: Use admin as the username and 1234 as the password to log in.

Step 4: Go to the Network tab on the PLDT Home Fibr router. Click “Advance” under “Basic,” select “Hidden” in the SSID Name field on the far right, and then click Apply. If you wish to hide both of your WiFi/SSIDs, repeat the process for 5G Advance.

How to limit number of users connected to your PLDT WiFi

Another option to prevent others from using your WiFi is to put a cap on how many people are allowed to connect. You can set the cap to how many people are in your household or how many devices you have in your house.

Step 1: Open a web browser on your phone or computer.

Step 2: Go to the URL

Step 3: Log in with the username and password.

Step 4: Click “Advanced,” and then click on “Others.”

Step 5: Click on “Clients”

Step 6: Enable “Client Limit Capability.”

Step 7: Set a limit to the number of devices that can access your WiFi network.

How to change PLDT WiFi password

Aside from hiding your WiFi network or limiting the number of users, you can also change your password to increase security.

Step 1: Go to on your browser and log in.

Step 2: Go to the WiFi settings.

Step 3: Change your password to a secure one by using numbers and special characters.

How to change your PLDT WiFi name

In addition to changing your password, you can change the name of your network as well so that other people can no longer find it.

Step 1: Log in to PLDT admin at using your computer or smartphone.

Step 2: Click on “Basic.”

Step 3: Select “Wireless LAN (WLAN) Settings.”

Step 4: Look for the SSID name.

Step 5: Enter a new name and save.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I unhide my WiFi later on?

Yes, you can always change your settings to make your PLDT WiFi visible again.

My connection is still slow even after following the steps above. What’s the problem?

The issue may no longer be with other people accessing your WiFi but with your actual plan. Try to troubleshoot or contact PLDT customer service.


Hiding your PLDT WiFi is an easy measure to take in order to increase your privacy and security.

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Jerico Saquing

Jerico Saquing

Jerico is the founder of Peso Hacks. He's also a freelance writer who specializes in topics related to finance, travel and games. In his spare time, he likes to watch anime, play mobile games and read books.

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