How to Locate an SSID on a NetGear

The Service Set Identifier, or SSID, is an alphanumeric string of up to 32 characters that serves as the name of your local wireless network. The SSID is set in your Netgear router configuration menu and lets you set a distinctive name for your network. When you connect devices like computers, printers, mobile phones, TVs and Blu-ray players to your wireless network, the SSID is the name that comes up when the device lists available wireless networks.

Step

Open a Web browser and navigate to “routerlogin.net” or “routerlogin.com.” Both URLs connect to the configuration pages on the Netgear router. Enter “admin” as the username and “password” as the password to log into the router. If you have changed your password, enter that instead of “password.”

Step

Click “Wireless Settings” in the “Setup” panel. The SSID of your network is in the “Name (SSID)” text box. If you have a dual-band router that transmits on the 5GHz and 2.4GHz wireless frequencies, you see two “Name (SSID)” text boxes and each band has an SSID.

Step

Type a new name in the “Name (SSID)” text box to change your SSID. Click “Apply” to apply the new SSID.