How do I change the name of the SSID?

The SSID (Service Set Identifier) is a sequence of characters that uniquely names a wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID allows stations to connect to the desired network when multiple independent networks are operating in the same physical area. To rename the SSID:

  1. Login into the device as described in the “How do I log into the modem’s Web User Interface?” FAQ.
  2. Click on Wireless in the main menu.
  3. Click on Primary Network on the left side menu.
  4. Change Network Name (SSID) to a personalized name, for example, Science32, and press Apply.
  5. Click Radio on the left side to verify that new SSID is populated in Wireless Interfaces field.
  6. In your laptop Wireless Network Connection, verify new SSID Science32 is listed.
  7. Click Science32, select Connect Automatically and press Connect.
  8. Enter the device password (also called the pre-shared key or the network key).


Please note that a factory reset of the device restores the previous SSID value, which may require re-login to connect to the Internet.