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    Frank Smith Apr 02, 2015

    Hi Peter Stevens, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

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    Tech Leprechaun Apr 02, 2015

    I need to know what type of router you use, and what browser might be easier too.



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Different steps depending on whether you want to change this on a computer/mobile device, or in your router. Also it varies slightly based on the OS of the device. Can you provide more specific info?

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You will need to log into your router via your browser if you want to change the name of your ssid.

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    Make sure you know the login details for your wireless router - SSID and Password. You will lose connection when doing this and have to redo your logon. Control Panel - Network & Sharing Center - on Right Side click Customize - Set Network Locations page - on lower left click Merge or delete networks locations - DELETE ALL instances of your network (and any others you no longer use) - REBOOT. Start - Connect To to logon on to Network. Setting Up a Wireless Router With Vista


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The SSID can be changed on the router when you reset the router. You have to change all of your wireless devices to the new SSID before they can work on your wireless system.

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Change ssid on eircom

To change your SSID, connect your router to your PC with an ethernet cable, go to your web browser (Intenet Explorer, Forefox, Chrome etc) and type, and press return.

This will open the control panel for the router.
Select 'EXPERT MODE' from the menu on the right, and accept the warning prompt. Then click on 'CONNECTION' and the 'WIRELESS' on the menu on the right.

In the main window you can then change the SSID for your network.

You can also change some of the other options in this window such as enabling closed mode (whether to broadcast your SSID or not), change security protocol, password, etc.

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What does the SSID look like?

The default SSID for linksys is Linksysxxxxx. "xxxxx" will be your model number. If you changed your SSID, then it will be whatever you changed it to.

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I have changed my SSID number and now cannot use my printer wirelessly. How do I change the number?

> I have changed my SSID number
> how do I change the number?


Or, do you mean that you need to use the buttons and the LCD panel on the HP printer to specify the "new" SSID?

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I bought a belkin router. the SSID:was Belkin_251ADC but some how it changed to TASHA-PC_NETWORK. That is now keeping me out of my wireless computer. How do i change it back to normal

Go into the DOS prompt and type "ipconfig". Note the gateway ip settings. Enter this number into the browser's URL field. It should take you to the routers home page where you can change the SSID.

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Change my printers ssid name

The SSID stands for "Service Set Identifier" it is the name of your wireless network name. The SSID is not usually required in configuring a printer.
The SSID is configured in the router's wireless settings.
To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access including configuring the SSID, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-

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I dont know how to change the SSID Name and WEP Key.

You have to change it in the printer settings, not in the router! Otherwise you'll lose connectivity in all the other computers that use this router.
The SSID is the name you gave to your wireless network, and the WEP key is the password you set for your wireless connection.

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Change SSID

There are other things you should do to secure your wireless router besides changing the SSID. Follow these steps to secure your wireless router : -
1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable.
2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL
3. Enter the router setup login and password
4. Change the admin password
5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast.
6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WAP2
7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router.
8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings.
9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router.
10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router.

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Hw will I get a new SSS ID if my previous SSS ID

How did you lose a SSID?
The wireless router has a default SSID and you should change the default SSID when you configure the wireless setting.
If you go into the router's wireless setting you can view the SSID and/or change it to something else.
The only way you can lose this setting is to reset the router to the factory defaults, and if this is the case just change the SSID to something you like.

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Using your Internet browser, you can access the Router’s Web-Based
Advanced User Interface. In your browser, type “” (do
not type in anything else such as “http://” or “www”) then press the
“Enter” key.
You will see the Router’s home page in your browser window.
Clicking on the header of the “Wireless” tab will take you to the
“Wireless” header page. From this page, the Router’s wireless radio
can be enabled or disabled (the default setting is enabled). Under the
“Wireless” tab, there are links that allow you to make changes to the
wireless network settings.

Changing the Wireless Network Name (SSID)
To identify your wireless network, a name called the SSID (Service
Set Identifier) is used. The default SSID of the Router is “belkin54g”.
You can change this to anything you want to or you can leave it
unchanged. If there are other wireless networks operating in your
area, you will want to make sure that your SSID is unique (does not match that of another wireless network in the area). To change the SSID, type in the SSID that you want to use in the “SSID” field (1) and click “Apply Changes”
(2). The change is immediate. If you make a change to the SSID, your wireless-equipped computers may also need to be reconfigured to connect to your new network name. Refer to the documentation of your wireless network adapter for information on making this change.

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