Change SSID

Posted on 2005-05-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
How to change the Wifi SSID of my IPAQ 4700?
Question by:howardching
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    Expert Comment

    eh????  SSID is normally specific to routers and APs.  If you are asking how you can log into your network, you need to go to the WiFi menu and then you select the SSID of your office.  That is in Start --> Settings --> Connections --> there should be an icon for your WLAN.  A list of APs will show up and you can connect with any of those.  I suggest also selecting "Infrastructure networks only" instead of "any available network" so you always log into the right AP.
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    To manually enter network settings:

    *Be sure WiFi is turned on*

    In Navigation bar click the Connections Icon  

    Settings > Advanced Tab > Select Networks button

    Enter the network name (or select New) you want to use and input the settings. (Select OK to finish)
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    Expert Comment


    You now need to setup the Network Settings

    From the iPAQ Wireless screen tap (WiFi) Settings

    Select Add new... in the list box on the General Tab

    Enter the SSID into the Network Name box

    in the Connects to: box, select where your netowrk connects to (The Internet or Work)

    If Authentication info is needed from the Configure Wireless Network screen tap Network Key tab.


    Sorry for the multiple messages - I got click happy midway through

    Author Comment

    But could I change my existing SSID instead of creating a new one.? How?
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    Expert Comment

    SSID is for your router or AP.  It's the name of the router or AP.  If you just want to change the name of the SSID on your router or AP, you need to refer to the documentation that came with your router or AP.  The address of the device is an internal one so it will look like 192.168.x.x or 10.1.x.x something along those lines.  There will then be a login and you would need to check what default password is on there or type in the password you assigned to the router or AP.
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    Accepted Solution

    Are you talking about
    Start>Settings>System>About>Device ID
    and changing the name of your iPaq?  This should be the name that your wireless device broadcasts when in Ad-Hoc mode.

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