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How to Change the Name of a Wireless Network

Here, this article will explain how to change the name of your wireless network.This will effect how others see your network by giving your network a ...

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Change the Name of a Wireless Network

Here, this article will explain how to change the name of your wireless network.This will effect how others see your network by giving your network a unique name. All you will need is your router setup manual or information, and a web browser. What you will be doing is editing your router settings. Refer to your manual to learn how to edit them!

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    Remember most configured through a default IP address in your network, commonly 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.254, or similar address. You enter the IP address of your router into your web browser's address bar and hit "enter".
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    Navigate to the Wireless section of the router control panel, once you are there.
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    Note that the the setting you will be wanting to change may be called one of two things... Wireless Network Name or more commonly "SSID". In this field, you can change your wireless name to whatever you please.
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    Remember, whenever someone comes within range of your wireless network, instead of seeing a default name for the router, they will see your personal router name!

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