Change The name people see on BT1800HG 2Wire

  Blue screen of death666 11:42 03 Nov 2007

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

  daxian 11:53 03 Nov 2007

hi bsod666,
yes ....go into the router settings and change the ssid to anything you like .Dave

  Batch 13:37 03 Nov 2007

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

Note that some of these may already be set to the correct values by default.

  Blue screen of death666 08:02 04 Nov 2007

Thanks ...Cheers

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