Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How do I rename the Wireless network and password on my PC?

22 May 2016   #1
fredrok46

Windows 7 x64
 
 
How do I rename the Wireless network and password on my PC?

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Home Network

How to I rename the Wireless network and password on my PC.
Will doing so prevent other people from connecting to it even though their computers were at one time allowed to. I have had some neighbors computers in my apartment and connected them to my network to see if I could help them figure out why their connection wasn't working. I know they can see my wireless network because I can see theirs. How can I make sure they can't actually connect to mine?
And if I do rename it will I have to make changes to all my devices and other computer or will that happen automatically?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
23 May 2016   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You need to change the password at the router, not at the computer. Use its web interface and in its security section you'll find an option to change the wireless password (details on how to do so are specific to each model). Be sure to use a strong, random password instead of an easily guessable one.

Then yes, as you say, you'll need to change that same password on each device that connects to the network. Once you change the password on the router everything else will fail to connect (saying "wrong password"), including your neighbor. Just go to each device and input the new password and they'll work again.

Changing the network name is not necessary and it doesn't adds security. SSIDs are public anyway, and it doesn't matters is anyone knows them as long as its password is keep secret.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2016   #3
Zoloft

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Changing the network name may make things much easier on you though. When you change just the password, your devices will attempt to connect to the network name with the old password, and it's sometimes a bit complicated to force a device to forget it's wireless history. By choosing an all new network name, you'll have a simpler time reconnecting your devices. May I suggest Zoloft Is AWESOME as your new SSID.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 How do I rename the Wireless network and password on my PC?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Rename Network Printer?
Is it possible to use a user-friendly name for a network printer in Win7? I've enabled the administrator user account and have logged in using it to try to take care of the printer renaming. In Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers I see my networked printer as "aficiocl4000...
Hardware & Devices
How can i rename my wireless network connection?
Another question guys I've made various testings today and i have this panorama: http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/4878/nuevaimagen1.jpg http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/7562/nuevaimagend.jpg As you see my wireless network connection has the number 21 at the end... i want it back to...
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 does not remember my wireless network choice or password.
I have 5 different computers running windows 7. I am having a problem with 2 of these computers. Every time I start up the computer or restart it, I have to select my connection and enter my security key. I set it up to automatically connect, but every time the computer starts or restarts, the...
Network & Sharing
Rename Network
How can I rename the network as my computer remembers it? The name is "Pentagon" which wast the name of the first router, and when we got the 2nd one we decided to name it Pentagon again, and my computer named it as "Pentagon 2" in the network and sharing center, but when I went to wireless...
Network & Sharing
Can't set admistrator password for the first time or rename folders.
I just got a Toshiba Satellite L735D with Windows 7 Home Premium OA and I attempted to set an admistrator password for the first time. I recieved and error that said "Windows can not change the password". Also I added a new folder to the desktop and it will not allow me to change the name. It...
General Discussion
Can't rename network folders
My network folders are actually hard drives. When the network was setup, only the drive letters appear . I've been unable to rename these folders. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App