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A WiFi SSID, or WiFi Service Set Identifier, is the technical term for your wireless network name which you will see when you connect your device to your wireless home network.

What is the risk of using a default WiFi SSID?

Hackers can use a password-cracking tool, which uses the default and most common WiFi SSIDs, to easily find and take over your wireless network to steal sensitive data

What is the recommended WiFi SSID?

Use a unique WiFi SSID to distinguish your home network from other networks. The more unique it is, the better.

How do I change to my WiFi SSID?

  1. Using your computer or mobile device, open a web browser. You can use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Log in to the Admin console of your home router.
    Different router manufacturers have different ways of logging in to the Router Admin Console. You may refer to your Router Manual for more details. The most common is http://192.168.1.1.
  3. On the address bar, type the Router IP address you took note on the previous step then press ENTER.
  4. Go to Wireless menu option.
  5. Change the default SSID name in the Wireless Network Name (SSID) field.
    Other router manufacturers follow a similar path to the SSID. Check the website of your router manufacturer or the Router Manual for more details.
  6. Click Save or Apply to confirm.
    You may need to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
  7. Reconnect all your wireless devices using the new WiFi SSID.
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