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How do I find or change my Wireless Network Name and Password?

Your Wireless Network Name is the name of the wireless connection being sent out by your router. It’s what you should be looking out for when trying to connect to a wireless network from your computer or other wireless enabled device.

The Wireless Password is the wireless key that you will have to type in when trying to connect to your wireless network. You’ll be prompted to enter it when you first try to connect. This is here to stop any unwelcome guests from accessing your network.

If you have a TalkTalk router you should find a sticker attached displaying your Wireless Network Name and Password. It’ll look something like the one below:

Router sticker

Please note: these instructions will only work if you have a TalkTalk router. If you have a router from a different supplier, please check with the manufacturer for further help and support.

If you can’t find this sticker or you have already changed your details, then you can find or change your Wireless Password by accessing your router online. Please follow the steps below.

Access your router

1. On your computer or tablet open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.), type 192.168.1.1 into the address bar and press Enter just like opening a website.

 

Open web browser

 

2. Enter admin as the username, and admin as the password (unless you have changed these, in which case use your own log in details)

 

Router Login

 

 

Depending on the type of router you have, you'll see one of the screens below. Please select which screen you see for a step-by-step guide for your type of router.

Quick Start Quick Start
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Find or change your Wireless network name and password

1. Click the Wireless tab on the left menu
 

Wireless tab

 

2. Check your current Wireless Network Name and Password

  • Your current Wireless Network Name will be displayed in the box beside Wireless Network Name (SSID)
  • Your current Wireless Network  password will be displayed in the box beside Wireless Network Password

Network name

 

3. Change your Wireless Network Name and Password

If you would like to change your Network name and password simply type your desired Wireless Network Name into the box beside Wireless Network Name (SSID). This is the name your router will broadcast - and the name your computer and other wireless devices will pick up when looking for a wireless network.

Now type your desired password into the box beside Wireless Network Password. We recommend you make a note of your new Wireless Network Username and Password and put it somewhere safe so you don’t forget it.

To finalise your changes, click Save.

Save Changes

Now you’ve changed your details, you’ll need to reconnect to your wireless network. Select the device type you’d like to connect from the list below and follow the instructions:

 

 

Find or change your Wireless network name and password

1. Click Quick Start on the left menu
 

Quick Start
 

2. Check your current Wireless Network Name and Password

  • Your current Wireless Network Name will be displayed in the box beside Wireless Network Name (SSID)
  • Your current Wireless Network  password will be displayed in the box beside Wireless Network Password

 

3. Change your Wireless Network Name and Password

To change your network name and password simply type your desired Wireless Network Name into the box beside Wireless Network Name (SSID). This is the name your router will broadcast - and the name your computer and other wireless devices will pick up when looking for a wireless network.

Network name

Now type your desired password into the box beside Wireless Network Password.

Password

We recommend you make a note of your new Wireless Network Username and Password and put it somewhere safe so you don’t forget it.

To finalise your changes, click Connect.

Connect

 

Now you’ve changed your details, you’ll need to reconnect to your wireless network. Select the device type you’d like to connect from the list below and follow the instructions:

 

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