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Change the Name (SSID) on a Network Router


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Router Name (SSID) Overview
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Home Wi-Fi wireless routers use a name called the SSID to identify themselves on the local network. Manufacturers set a default SSID for their routers at the factory, generally using the same name for each. Linksys routers, for example, all typically start with an SSID of "linksys."

To improve the security of your network, you should consider changing its SSID. These pages walk through the steps to change the SSID on a common Linksys network router. The exact steps will vary depending on the specific model of router in use, but the process is similar in any case.

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