Los Angeles, CA
reply to battleop
Re: Trivially easy to fake a MAC address in every router One, hiding your SSID offers no security for someone who can read a FAQ. That safety protocol has long since been broken.
Second, your SSID is broadcasted regardless of your wireless security. That string value that has the name of your WiFi network? Yeah, there's no password required for that.
Now, if you want to restrict the number of people actually using your wireless network, then yes - securing your AP will let you be more selective as to who connects.