How do I change my Wi-Fi Network Name and Password?

SSID is the default term used to refer to the network name. You can change the name of your network to personalize it as well as the default password you received at the installation.

Step 1: Access the router portal

You need to connect your computer via an Ethernet cable, to one of the Gateway’s LAN ports. In the “Address” text box, type: http://192.168.0.1/ and then press Enter on the keyboard.
If you have an Actiontec router, you should see this log-in page.

Step 2: Login to the router portal

Enter the username and the password. (available on the sticker on the back of the router) In the Username and Password text boxes at the top right side of the screen, then click Login.
All of the Home screen’s options are now available.

Step 3: Click the icon “wireless setup”

The Basic Settings screen appears, with a menu of other wireless options listed on the left side of the screen.
Note that you have two network names broadcasted for each frequency band: 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz. To reflect the changes, you will have to make the modification for both frequency bands.

Step 4: Change the network name

You can change the SSID with a personalized name for both frequency band (5GHz and 2.4GHz). Note that we advise you to keep at the end of the name “2G” or “5G” in order to differentiate the network from the the other frequency band.

Step 5: Change the password

You can change the password for both frequency band (5GHz and 2.4GHz). Note that we advise you to use the same password for both bands.

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