Wireless internet connectivity is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to gain access to the net. The best thing about Wi-Fi is that you can connect multiple devices to the same network without using too many cables. Each Wi-Fi network comes with a unique name which is known as the ‘Services Set Identifier,’ or SSID for short.
Netgear wireless routers usually have a default SSID which is the manufacturers’ name itself, i.e. ‘Netgear’. Users need the correct SSID name, which is case sensitive if they want to connect to the W-Fi network. This article will give you some helpful tips on how to change the network name (SSID) and the router’s Wi-Fi password so as to improve security on your network connection. You can also call the Netgear phone number and speak to a certified professional to know more about the different network settings on your Netgear router.
Steps to change Wi-Fi password or network name (SSID)
The fact that multiple users can access your Wi-Fi connection has a negative aspect as well since it opens up the possibility for hackers to connect to your network and perhaps steal personal data. This is precisely why security experts encourage users to change the default username and password for the router. Changing the SSID makes it difficult for hackers to gain access to your network. At the same time, it also reduces the possibility of two different networks with the same name being in the range of each other. You can refer to the steps given below to edit the network name and change the Wi-Fi password for your Netgear router:
Step 1: Connect to the internet and open your browser
Step 2: Type this address in the address bar: ‘http://www.routerlogin.net’
Step 3: Enter the username of your router along with your password
Step 4: For default login, use ‘admin’ as username then type ‘password.’
Step 5: Press ‘Ok’ so that the basic home page opens
Step 6: Click on the ‘Wireless’ option and proceed to the next step
Step 7: Type your new username in the ‘Name (SSID)’ field
Step 8: Similarly enter a password in the ‘Password (Network Key) field
Step 9: Double-check the username and password you entered and click ‘Apply.’
Your changes are now saved, and you can use your new login details the next time you want to access your Netgear router and Wi-Fi connection. Just in case your device is disconnected from the wireless network you can view the list of available wireless networks and then enter your new Wi-Fi network key along with the password you created.
If you have any trouble completing the steps mentioned in this article you can contact Netgear customer support number and ask for additional technical assistance. Netgear experts will be able to give you a step-by-step guide so that you can successfully change the SSID and password and keep your network secure.