A WAP's (Wireless Access Point) name is known as an SSID. Disabling SSID Broadcast allows you to hide the name of your access point. This does not truly secure your WAP, it should be used in addition to encryption and access control.
In computer networking, a service set (SS) is a set consisting of all the devices associated with a consumer or enterprise IEEE 802.11 wireless local area network (WLAN). The service set can be local, independent, extended or mesh.
Service sets have an associated identifier, the service set identifier (SSID), which consists of 32 octets that frequently contains a human readable identifier of the …