How to change the wireless network name (SSID)

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Learn how to change the name of your WiFi network. The name of your wireless network known as the SSID, is used to identify your network from other wireless networks that are in range of your device. To change the name of the wireless network (SSID) on your Shaw Wireless Modem, you will need to log into the admin console which will allow you to configure various settings related to your wireless network.

 

This article provides insight into:

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SSID stands for Service Set IDentifier and consists of a sequence of characters that uniquely names a wireless local area network (WLAN). SSID is also known as your network name or your wireless network name.

 

 

Getting started

Prior to changing your WiFi network name you will need to:

 

Step 1: Connect your computer directly to the Shaw Wireless Modem with an ethernet cable. For details on how to do this, please review the following document before continuing: Directly Connecting Your Computer and Modem

 

Step 2: Identify the brand of your WiFi Modem and follow the steps specific to the brand:

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SMC WiFi modem

To change the wireless network name of your Shaw SMC WiFi modem follow the instructions below. 

 

SMC Wireless Modem - front

  1. Visit the SMC Admin Console by visiting 192.168.0.1 in your Internet browser. 

    192.168.0.1
  2. Log in with the following information:
    1. Username: cusadmin
    2. Password: The Pre-Shared Key printed on the white sticker on the top of your Shaw Modem. This information is case sensitive, so please use capitals where applicable.
  3. Select Wireless. 
                                                                                               (Click on image for an expanded view)
    Shaw SMC Wireless Modem > Wireless Settings
  4. The field next to Primary SSID is the current name of your wireless network. To change this, delete the contents of the current field and enter your desired network name (maximum 32 characters in length).
                                                                                              (Click on image for an expanded view) Shaw SMC Wireless Modem Primary SSID Setting
  5. Select Apply once you have typed in the new name to complete the changes.

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Cisco WiFi modem

Follow these instructions to change the wireless network name of your Cisco WiFi modem.

 

Shaw Cisco WiFi Modem - front

    1. Visit the SMC Admin Console by visiting 192.168.0.1 in your Internet browser. 

      192.168.0.1
    2. Log in with the following information:
      1. Username: cusadmin
      2. Password: You can find this password printed on the white sticker on your Shaw Wireless Modem (Cisco), referred to as the S/N (usually a 9-digit number starting with 2xxxxxxxx)
    3. Select the Setup tab at the top of the page.
    4. Choose the Quick Setup tab. 
                                                                                           (Click on image for an expanded view)Shaw Cisco WiFi Modem - Quick Setup
    5. The field next to Wireless Network Name (SSID) is the current name of your wireless network. To change this, delete the contents of the current field and enter your desired network name. 
                                                                                             (Click on image for an expanded view) Shaw Cisco WiFi Modem - SSID Settings
    6. Select Save Settings.

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Arris Advanced WiFi modem

Follow these steps to change the wireless network name on your Arris Advanced WiFi modem. 

 

Shaw Arris Advanced WiFi Modem

  1. Navigate to 192.168.0.1 in your Internet browser
  2. Log in to the modem with the following information:
    • Username: cusadmin
    • Password: Your WiFi Password can be located on the back or bottom of your WiFi modem
  3. Select Manage Wi-Fi Network from the Quick Start Wizard
  4. Next to Network Name (SSID) you can enter in your preferred WiFi network name
    • If you would like to change the network name for your 5 GHz network, you will need to first select the "5 GHz" tab before altering the network name
  5. Select Apply to save your changes

 

Shaw Arris Advance WiFi Modem - Wireless Primary Network Settings

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Hitron CGMN-2250 Advanced WiFi modem

Follow these steps to change the wireless network name of your Hitron Advanced WiFi modem.

 

Hitron Advanced WiFi Modem

  1. Navigate to 192.168.0.1 in your Internet browser.
  2. Log in to the modem with the following information:
    • Username: cusadmin
    • Password: Your WiFi Password can be located on the back or bottom of your WiFi modem.
  3. Select Manage Wireless from the on-screen options.
  4. Select either 2.4G or 5G for the network name you would like to adjust.
  5. Enter the new Network Name (SSID) in the field on the right side of the screen (highlighted below).
  6. Select Save Changes to finish and allow your modem a minute to restart.

Shaw Hitron Advanced WiFi Modem - SSID Settings

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