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(Service Set IDentifier) The name assigned to a Wi-Fi (wireless) network. All devices in the network must use this case-sensitive name to communicate over Wi-Fi, which is a text string up to 32 bytes long. Out of the box, wireless routers and access points have a default SSID, which may be the manufacturer's name, such as "linksys" or "netgear" or simply "default." Some devices use their model number as the SSID. Using a Web browser, the SSID (and password) can be manually changed in the device's configuration settings. See WPA.

The SSID Normally Broadcasts Itself
Computers identify all the wireless networks they find when they boot up, because Wi-Fi networks normally broadcast their SSID identity (see SSID broadcast). Even if the SSID is hidden to the general public, the name can be entered permanently into the users' machines in order to reconnect at start up. See wireless LAN and access point.

For Wireless Access - Not For Sharing
The SSID is the name used to connect to a wireless network. A workgroup or domain name is the name used for user groups to share files over any network, wired or wireless. In short, Wi-Fi is accessed by SSID; files are accessed by workgroup or domain name. See workgroup-based network and domain-based network.
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WiFi Network Name Has Been Hidden (or Unhidden) We have long offered customers the option to hide their WiFi networks name.
In addition, a Qantas flight in 2016 that was just about to take off from Melbourne for Perth was delayed for two hoursafter a passenger on board noticed the Wi-Fi network name "Mobile Detonation Device".
Summary: UAE residents wake up to a surprise on Tuesday: the network name on their phones have been changed
The change mobile network name 'UAE KSA together' also symbolizes the friendship between the two nations.
Tribune News Network Doha Telecom service providers in Qatar have changed their network name to"Tamim almajd" (Glorious Tamim) in a show of support for the leadership in the face of the ongoing crisis.
Commercial director Diego Camberos explained that the 'My Network Name' service makes Vodafone Qatar "the first operator in the world" to allow customers to select the network name of their choice, "so that each number really feels personal.
On HTC Nexus 9, go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Tap on the network name > Disconnect > Forget.
Setup is easy, with each unit coming pre-installed with a network name and password so it works right out of the box.
Under the new Cooperative Network name, we reiterate that we are one organization, acting in the best interest of our members and our communities throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin," says Bill Oemichen, Cooperative Network president & CEO.
dutweets just changed the network name into #uae_ksa_together cute ?
Vodafone Qatar has become the first operator in the world to allow customers to select the network name of their choice.
Apple said that the connection problems could occur with some third-party Wi-Fi routers that are dual-band capable when using the same network name for each network or using different security settings.

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