In this blog post, we are bringing you a simple 7-step guide to help you locate and later change your NETGEAR WiFi router name.
A network name, more commonly known as the Service Set Identifier (SSID) has an alphanumeric, unique ID connected to a local area network. Every router brand in the market has its own unique set of numbers that help distinguish it from others. When setting up a NETGEAR router, each device is allotted a default SSID or router name as “wireless” or “NETGEAR”. When users wish to change their router names in order to create a more personalized network name for their device, they struggle with locating or changing the router name.
Changing NETGEAR Wifi router name:
Follow these simple steps in order to learn how to change or find your NETGEAR WiFi router name:
- Before you begin, make sure that you are connected to the internet.
- Next launch an internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.), and in the search bar type http://www.routerlogin.net.
- Once the page loads, enter the login details such as user name and password.
Note: If you haven’t modified your username and password, all NETGEAR Wi-Fi routers use the default username “admin” and password as “password”.
- In case you are having difficulty loading the routerlogin.net, here is an article “Router login page cannot be displayed or is blank” to help you fix this issue.
- The next step involves clicking on the Wireless tab under BASIC. Under this heading is where your NETGEAR WiFi router name or SSID will be displayed.
Note: If you are using a single band router, only one SSID or NETGEAR WiFi router name will be displayed. However, if you are using an older NETGEAR router that still uses the Smart Wizard interface, you will need to click on the Wireless settings displayed under Setup.
- This way you will be able to view or change your NETGEAR WiFi Router name.
- If you are planning to change your router name, make sure to hit the “Apply” tab you have typed in your new SSID.
If you follow these steps on point, you will no longer find it difficult to change your NETGEAR WiFi router name.