How to change your wireless router SSID?

Every wireless network has its own SSID (service set identifier). This name is used by networks to differ in wireless network list. Sometimes wireless router owners hide their network SSID in list to make it more secure or because of other reasons. In the most cases, no one change name and its stayed default.

Wireless network list is available from devices like PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Most of SSIDs will be “TP-LINK”, “ASUS”, etc. They may differ in numbers or some letters. You can make your wireless network unique with new name. This article will describe you step-by-step how it can be done.

Every router manufacturer set its own administration panel, which has different interface from others. To change name, it’s necessary to enter on wireless network configuration page. We will use TP-LINK wireless router and its configuration page as example, but you can try these steps with your router.

Attention: After SSID changed, you need to reconnect all your device, that were connected to this wireless network.

Attention: Better to use only Latin symbols in your wireless network name. Maybe your device will provide you to use other languages, but they will be displayed incorrectly on most of the devices.

How to change SSID on TP-LINK

Attention: Better to use only Latin symbols in your wireless network name. Maybe your device will provide you to use other languages, but they will be displayed incorrectly on most of the devices.

Enter in your wireless router’s configuration page, usually it makes through ip address 192.168.1.1. How it can be done you can find in this guide. Then open “Wireless” tab. Here you can see “Wireless Network Name” input field. Type new SSID and save changes.

Reboot your wireless device. Find the new name at network list and connect all your disconnected devices to it.