How to Change the Wireless Network Name (SSID)

Document created by [shaw]fraser on Jun 5, 2012Last modified by [shaw]jamess on Jul 11, 2016
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The name of your wireless network is called the SSID, which 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.


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SMC WiFi Modem

Cisco  WiFi Modem

Arris Advanced WiFi Modem

Hitron CGMN-2250 Advanced Wifi Modem

 


 

Getting Started...

 

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:

SMC WiFi Modem

Cisco  WiFi Modem

Arris Advanced WiFi Modem

 

 

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SMC WiFi Modem

 

 

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

 

  1. 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
  2. Select Wireless

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  1. 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).

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  1. Select Apply once you have typed in the new name to complete the changes

 

 

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Cisco WiFi Modem

 

 

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

 

  1. Log in with the following information:
      1. Username: cusadmin (must be lowercase)
      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)
  2. Select the Setup tab at the top of the page
  3. Choose the Quick Setup tab

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  1. 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

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  1. Select Save Settings

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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Hitron CGNM-2250 Advanced WiFi Modem

 

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  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 sceen (highlighted below)
  6. Select Save Changes to finish and allow your modem a minute to restart

 

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