Is it possible to change my networks name?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Hard-Hat-Mac, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Hard-Hat-Mac macrumors regular

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    I have a FiOS wireless connector and it has a random name of letters and numbers and is encrypted with a WEP key. I was wondering how or if I can change the name of the network to say "home" etc. it's not that hard to recognize which is the home network but i was just curious.

    Thanks,
    HHM
     
  2. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    I'm unfamiliar with your hardware, but typically that is something you would do in your router. Look for "Network Name" or "SSID."
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Also see if it offers WPA encryption, as WEP encryption is practically useless.
     
  4. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    You should be able to admin that router through a regular web page. I have dealt with FIOS in the Boston area, and it is a bit of a project to find the right page to change the SSID and WEP/WPA settings. Good luck!
     

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