Now that you have bought a Wi-Fi router for yourself and your service provider has activated your connection, and you are freaking excited to stat Netflixing, YouTubing, and playing your favorite games.
Hold on! Have you got a new speedy gadget home?
Have you not named it?
Isn’t the default name of your router sound vague?
How To Change Wireless Network Name?
So the piece of writing deals with naming your Wifi network. Follow the set of steps to give an insane name to your router.
- First things first, turn on the router and is connected to the internet. Ensure your computer is connected to one of the ports of the router through Ethernet cable. If you are connected via wireless, your connection gets lost once the name is changed.
- Open any web browser and then enter the IP address of your router, which you can see the same on the backside of the wireless router or the box. If you don’t find it, search web entering your routers company name, and it will fetch you the IP address of the router, which is perhaps a default one.
- Once you enter the IP address of the router, the page prompts you to enter the username and password for validation. Many routers don’t ask you for credentials but if your router requests to do so, get those credentials from the documentation of the router.
- Upon successful login onto the routers web page, check for wifi option. You get to land on the wireless settings page, wherein you can play with the configuration settings based on your choice.
- Click on the wireless settings option to view a list of options that facilitate you to modify, each option has a unique functionality.
Click on the SSID option, and the page navigates to the SSID profile where you can edit various options available in the section. By default, the SSID must have been given by the manufacturer, but you see, it is readily detectable by the hackers and can be hijacked, so to stay away from scams, you had better change the name of your wireless network. Changing the default name given in the SSID to your favorite sportsperson’s can easily do that or celebrity’s name, or it could be any swanky adjective with an alphanumeric.
You are almost there, once you have changed the SSID name, a very creative one, save the settings by choosing the save button held at the bottom of the page. The job is done. Close the window and restart the router. Now scan for the available wireless networks, your computer should fetch you the network with the name you just updated.