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Windows 7: WRT320N wired connections displaying different names

22 Jul 2011   #1
elm27

Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit
 
 
WRT320N wired connections displaying different names

So whenever i plug in my computers with an ethernet cord to my router i get an older, different ssid name displayed in local area connections instead of the one being displayed on the wireless network. For one computer it displays the old ssid name 3011, with a 2 right next to it (i think thats because i had another router with the same name), i changed the ssid twice, but when i plug it into the computer it still displays 3011 2. The other computer displays the first newer ssid but not the official one listed on the wireless network. Either way neither of my computers display the name i have as the ssid when plugged into the router with a cord. do i need to do something else so the names match? i reset the router and updated the firmware before writing this, it didnt do anything. i have windows 7 business 32/64 (32 for one, 64 for another)


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22 Jul 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

A wired connection doesn't use SSID.

If you have old ones still showing though, read here: Wireless Network - Remove
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23 Jul 2011   #3
elm27

Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit
 
 

yea i figured that. what controls the name of the router when using a wired connection?
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23 Jul 2011   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

The router name is always hte same, it's just that a wired connection does not use the SSID so it doesn't care. You can look at the router name by connecting to it with your web browser. The address you use varies depending on the type of router.

Normally it's 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1
Userid and password also vary with the manufacturer.

For Linksys I think it's admin and password.
For D-link I think userid is blank and password is admin.

The router manual will tell you how to connect to it.

On my Dell 2350 router, the SSID is set on the Wireless Settings page.
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23 Jul 2011   #5
elm27

Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit
 
 

i've been using the stock ip address to change settings, but how does the router have a name that is based on an old ssid when i plug it in with an ethernet cord?
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23 Jul 2011   #6
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Can you post a screen shot of what you are talking about?

Vista and Windows 7: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).
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