How do I make Airport Extreme invisible

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by azscp, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. azscp macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2006
    I have two Macs on a home network using an Airport Extreme and want to know...

    Is there a way to make my network invisible? And how can I see if someone is using my network?

    I'm using WPA/WPA2

    One more question. My wife's sister comes over with her laptop and wants to use our network. Which is fine because I type the password for her. But the problem is that once she has access once, she doesn't need to retype my network password the next time she wants to use the network. Is there a way to change this so that she needs me to sign her on to my network every time she comes over?

  2. srexy macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2006
    Yes - in your Airport utility select the wireless tab and click on the Wireless Options button. You can then check the box that says "create a closed network".

    To ensure that your sister has to authenticate each time - make sure that the "remember in keychain" option is unchecked when you first log her in. You'll have to clear the login section of her keychain or more simply - just change the airport password now that she is already authenticated.

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  3. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    To see if anyone is using your network


    Wireless Clients is what you want to look for - tells you how many computers are connected to the Airport Extreme. This is located when you load up Airport Utility.


    To make Airport Extreme Invisibile


    Tick "create a closed network" and it won't advertise the network. This too is located: Airport --> Wireless --> Wireless Options

    I don't know about user accounts on the Airport Extreme..

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