Didn't know where to put this topic so excuse my stupidity when I am in the wrong section.
Some time ago I had a neighbour hitching a ride on my wifi network. He took advantage of my senseless installing an extra sitecom homeplug without configuring the wifi settings properly. He admitted to using my network but he denied doing this wilfully. He stated that he just used the (wps) button on his router and that the router itself choose the nearest and strongest signal.
Well, whatever you think of such a story is not really significant. I of course upgraded the security of the sitecom homeplug to the same security levels as my initial router. Which is a strong pass, making the SSID invisible and only allowing certain mac-adresses on the network.
Now lately while inspecting the security from a laptop, which I had ordered to forget my network, I found that by making a connection, windows could not see my SSID's and that I had to punch in blindley the name and the pass.
So far so good.
Anyway, I downloaded vistumbler and got it working. I performed the same test and ....... There it was, My network, the initial router and the homeplug behind it. So it seems that if you install the right programs your SSID invisibility is non existent.
Now is my question:
How can I make my wifi SSID really invisible. I guess it can be done for I saw with the same programm two other wifi signals without a SSID.
Can you please point me in the right direction?