Can't hide my SSID

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Hi!
I need to hide a SSID on my APs but they keep appearing in the list. In the configuration of the SSID I can see the opcion "Hide SSID" and "Ignore broadcast probe requests" checked.

There is another configuration I can apply?

Thanks in advance...
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Ferney Gaviria

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Posted 4 years ago

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Ferney, 
First, WHY do you need to hide SSIDs? Do you believe that it will be more secure?
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Ferney Gaviria

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Hello! Thanks por answer...

I don't think it will be more secure (I know it's the same thing hide or not), I just don't want that my users ask about that SSID. I need to hide a SSID that will be uses in a specific VLAN for send Images to a server, not Internet browsing or another purposes...
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Can I suggest that you read through https://community.aerohive.com/aerohive/topics/6-2r1-hidden-ssids-not-hidden

You certainly do not need to use a SSID to put certain clients in to a specific VLAN.
Clients using one SSID can all be in different VLANs with different user profiles applied.

You could, for example, have a special PSK using the PPSK feature, that puts clients in to your desired VLAN.
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Incidentally, I was briefly trying to use a hidden SSID but nothing would actually connect to it when given the proper credentials. As always, the hidden functionality wasn't really needed, but just an observation of mine.