How to Change Your Fios Wireless Router's Name


The Verizon FIOS wireless router is a full-featured home network sharing appliance. As with most wireless router appliances, you can configure the FIOS router to broadcast a unique network name over the airwaves so it can be easily identified by users of laptops and other wireless devices. It is especially important to have your FIOS router broadcast such a unique network name if the area has many other users who are also using FIOS routers. Without a unique name, you won't even be able to connect to your network, as it cannot be differentiated from the others.

  • Start a Web browser on the computer to which the Verizon FIOS router is attached. In the address bar, enter the following Internet Protocol (IP) address and press the "Enter" key: The FIOS router log-in screen will appear in the browser. Enter your username and password and click "OK" to enter the FIOS configuration screen.

  • Hover the mouse over the icon labeled "Wireless Settings," then click the left mouse button once to enter. This is located at the tool bar on the top of the configuration screen.

  • Left click on the selection labeled "Basic Security Settings" in the column on the left side of the screen to open the configuration screen for those basic security settings.

  • Place the mouse cursor inside of the box directly under the label "Change the SSID setting to any name or code you want," then use the delete and backspace keys to erase everything that is currently in that box. Enter the new network name you desire your FIOS router to broadcast. Save the changes, then log out of the router and close the browser.

  • Check the list of networks for the local area to see if you saved the new change correctly, using a laptop with wireless adapter installed. If the change was effective, you should now see the name of your network listed among the others in your local community that are within range.

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