3 Easy Steps to Change the WiFi Name

3 Easy Steps to Change the WiFi Name
3 Easy Steps to Change the WiFi Name

3 Easy Steps to Change the WiFiName

Are you also getting bored with your WiFi network name? Ever thought of changing it but never dared? Would you like your neighbors to be admiring you for your funny WiFi name? It is easier to change than you think. If you want to change it and set it to some other cool wifi name, then you are in the right place.

In this post, we will guide you through 3 easy steps to change the WiFi name within no time.

Most of the routers come with a default name like “NETGEAR30” or “Linksys” and with a default password, which is often written below the router or, on the box of the router.

But let us begin to change that ugly name:

How to Change the WiFi Name

Step 1: Find Your Router’s IP Address

To change the WiFi name you need to enter into the Router Web interface and for which you need the IP (Internet Protocol) of your router. Most of the routers have IP written on its lower side but if your one doesn’t have. First, you have to do is to find your routers IP, which is quite simple.

For Windows:

If you are a Windows user and want to change your network name then follow the below steps to find your router IP:

Step 1: Press “Win + R” both buttons together and it will open a RUN box on your screen.

Step 2: Now, write “cmd” into the search box and it will open a command prompt.

Step 3: Write “ipconfig” into the cmd and press ENTER and it will open a section showing your current network connection and the router’s IP address is available to the right of the “Default Gateway” entry.



If you are a macOS user and want to change your wifi network name SSID then follow the below steps to find your router IP:

Step 1: In macOS, click the Apple menu, and then select “System Preferences” 

Step 2: In the System Preferences window, click the “Network” icon, select your Wi-Fi or Wired Ethernet connection, and then click “Advanced”.

Step 3: Then, Switch to the “TCP/IP” tab and look for the router’s address to the right of “Router”.

Step 2: Access Router’s the Web Interface

Now you have your router IP and now you’ll need to access your router’s web interface. For this follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open your preferred browser and enter your Router’s IP into the address bar and hit Enter.

Step 2: You’ll be asked for Username and Password to log into the Router setting. If you have never changed these before then it will be Default one.

Most of the Routers have default Username and Password as “admin” and you have to enter admin as a username and leave the password blank or enter both the Username and Password as ‘admin’.

If you can’t figure out your login credentials then you can look them up on the router manual in the box or in the pdf form comes with the router. You can also find your default login credentials by searching “Default Password” + Your Router Model.

If you still can’t find your log-in credentials then simply visit this page where you will find a list of default usernames and passwords for several different routers.

Step 3: Change the WiFi Name

After logging into the router’s web interface search for the basic wireless settings. You may find it on the front page or any other part named like “Wi-Fi”, “Wireless”, or “Wireless Networks” depending upon your router model.

After finding these setting you will find setting something like “SSID” or “Network name” both these are the same things. From here you can change your wifi network name and set it to your desired WiFi name. Here I strongly recommend having a look at the site funnywifi.name where you will find out some of the Best WiFi Names and most funny wifi names for your wireless router.

After setting your WiFi name hit the SAVE button and you are all done.

Tips For Choosing a Perfect WiFi Name

While choosing a WiFi name for your router, Always remember the following tips:

  1. Always select a unique wifi name but make sure to make it easily memorable.
  2. Never enter your personal information like your Real Name, Your Home Address, Your Mobile Number or any kind of other personal details as your Wifi Name.
  3. Don’t set a name that is similar to your SSID network password and which makes it easy for someone to guess the password.


So above are some simple steps by following these steps you can easily change your wifi network name. If you are facing some issue while changing your wireless router name you can simply comment below and we will try to sort out your problem.

Frequently Asked Questions Related To WiFi

What does the term “WiFi” stand for?

WiFi is an abbreviation for “wireless fidelity” (an IEEE 802.11x marked term).

How can I change my WiFi name from my smartphone?

Yes, you can change your wifi names from your phone. To change your WiFi name or password: Connect your mobile device to your router’s WiFi network and then access the router interface (for this you will need your router IP written below the router) and from there you can set your wifi name to your desired name.

What does SSID stand for?

SSID shorts for Service Set Identifier, a 32-character sequence that identifies a Wireless LAN (WLAN) uniquely. In other words, the SSID is the WiFi network’s name.

Special one: How Do I Change My NETGEAR Router WiFi Password or Network Name?

Please follow these steps: 

  1. Launch your internet browser and type http://www.routerlogin.netin the address bar.
  2. Enter your router user-name and password (The default username is admin and the default password is “Password”).
  3. Then, Click OK (After that the BASIC Homepage will display).
  4. Now, select Wireless.
  5. Enter the new username in the SSID Name
  6. Enter the new password in the Password (Network Key)
  7. Click the apply button and you’re all done.
  8. Now, connect all your devices again and enjoy your internet.

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