Changing the wireless network name (SSID) of a Linksys router

Network Name (SSID) is basically the device's wireless network name and is one way of securing your wireless network. The SSID is shared by all devices in your wireless network and therefore, has to be unique since this will identify your wireless network from the rest.

To change the wireless network name of your Linksys router, follow the steps below.

Changing the Router’s Wireless Network Name

Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.

NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the router's web-based setup page, click here.

Step 2:
When the router’s web-based setup page opens, click Wireless.

NOTE: If the screen on your router’s web-based setup page looks different, click here.

NOTE: Please refer to the following screenshot if you are using WRT54G2.

At the Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings page, please select Manual for Wireless Configuration.

Step 3:
Look for SSID and change it to your desired name for the wireless network.

Step 4:

Click .

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