How to rename Wi-Fi

How to rename a Wi-Fi network, we talk today in our informative article. The need to change the so-called SSID identifier may ripen in any user who wants to personalize his connection. You should agree that the name TP-Link_0675 or ASUS_3456 is not very convenient, especially if you can find several types with different numbers. The user will immediately get confused where his wi-fi connection is and where the neighbor's is. Let's review an algorithm of simple actions that will help you quickly and efficiently change the name of the wifi network at home.

In this guide we will not review all router models (especially as their interface is more or less similar), but will introduce a standard instruction for manufacturers TP-LINK, D-Link, Asus, ZyXEL, Tenda, Netis:
  1. First Go to the router settings. Enter the IP address ( or whatever is written on the bottom of the device) into your browser. Log in (enter username ∕ password, by default admin ∕ admin, or again look them on the router).
  2. We go to the tab Wireless (Wireless Connection) - Wireless Settings.
  3. With the line Wireless Network Name (or SSID in another way) write the new network name (in Latin!). Do not use punctuation, and the numbers can be used. Make sure you do not match to the neighbor networks (it also happens).
  4. Click Save (or Apply) and always reboot the device.

Important! After the reboot the network will be under a new name, you have to find it again and connect to it from all devices.

This tutorial is universal and applies to all models of routers and access points, only the menu items and other small things may be different, in general it is the same.

That's it! We hope that this article was informative and clear and you were able to rename Wi-Fi network on the router without any problems.

Буздалов Максим Викторович
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- PhD in Technology, Associate Professor of "Computer Technologies" department, expert in the field of computer networks, more than 12 years of experience.
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