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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-23-2009
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change network name

I'm using a wrt160n router. We had a power outage and the setting were reset. I have everything working again, but my network name now is (SSID):linksys. I would like to change the name back to what it was. How do I do that? Thanks Joe
Posts: 3,376
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: change network name

Try this :


Open an Internet Explorer browser page on your wired computer(desktop).In the address bar type - and press Enter...Leave Username blank & in Password use admin in lower case...


For Wireless Settings, please do the following : -

Click on the Wireless tab

- Here select manual configuration...Wireless Network mode should be mixed...

- Provide a unique name in the Wireless Network Name (SSID) box in order to differentiate your network from your neighbours network...

 - Set the Radio Band to Standard-20MHz and change the Standard channel to 11-2.462GHz...Wireless SSID broadcast should be Enabled and then click on Save Settings...

Please make a note of Wireless Network Name (SSID) as this is the Network Identifier...


For Wireless Security : -

Click on the Sub tab under Wireless > Wireless Security...

Change the Wireless security mode to WEP, Encryption should be 64 bit.Leave the passphrase blank, don't type in anything...Under WEP Key 1 type in any 10 numbers please(numbers only and no letters eg: your 10 digit phone number) and click on save settings...

Please make a note of WEP Key 1 as this is the Security Key for the Wireless Network...


Click on Advanced Wireless Settings

Change the Beacon Interval to 75 >>Change the Fragmentation Threshold to 2304, Change the RTS Threshold to 2304 >>Click on "Save Settings"...

Now see if you can locate your Wireless Network and attempt to connect...



Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-23-2009

Re: change network name

Thanks castor, I appreciate the help. I had my router set but couldn't figure out how to change the name. I definetly learned alot from your reply. Thanks joe