How to Change the SSID for a Linksys Router
Changing the default SSID setting of
Linksys for a Linksys Router is one of the basic steps to take in securing your wireless router.
To change the SSID:
1. Login to your router. If you haven’t changed your default password of
admin see this post to learn how to change the default password.
Navigate to the
Wireless tab and make sure you are in the
Basic Wireless Settings Area (in the second-level menu) — see the top left of the image below.
2. In the
Wireless Network Name (SSID): area, circled in yellow below, change the name to something other than
linksys. Press the
Save Settings button at the bottom of the screen.
Note that now when you go to login to your wireless network, the network will be listed under the name you selected above, and no longer listed as
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