Hi I have a BT1800HG/2Wire ADSL Router. Can anyone tell me if you can change the name that you see when you search for available networks? I my router is set to a default setting,but I would like to personalize it cheers
You may also be able to hide the SSID (so that others don't readily see your router). Most routers have a setting to achive this. It is only a marginal security benefit, but still worth doing.
Whilst you are at it, you might also like to set other security settings on the router:
1. Change the router's password
2. Disable IPSEC NAT-T Pass-through
3. Block ICMP Ping
4. If it is a wireless router: - enable encryption (using WPA-PSK if supported) You'll also need to set-up the same on the wireless devices (PCs) - set-up MAC address filtering for any wireless devices)
Note that some of these may already be set to the correct values by default.