identify wireless network name

Linksys Wrt54g wireless router
February 24, 2010 at 20:29:43
Specs: Windows XP
my router is hard-wired to my desktop and supposed to provide wireless to my laptop. where can i find the name of my wireless network? (the one i think i used is not showing up on laptops, so i need to check it.)
thank you!

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February 25, 2010 at 02:44:43
I hope this is the IT Support you require, your question was a little vague.

You need to log on to the router using your web browser and the routers IP address which will be something like

Go to either 'Wireless Settings' or 'Wireless Security' depending upon the make and model of your router. In there you should see something like SSID which will provide you with the name of the wireless network. Also, you might want to check that the wireless is enabled, and visible (i.e. not hidden).

Hope this helps.

Dean Spencer
Eitex IT Support Yorkshire
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February 25, 2010 at 19:57:32
thanks - you are an angel to write! so i went there, but the trouble is that it asks a name and password, and i have no idea what the guy who set me up put in there! is there a way around that, or am i stuck?

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March 1, 2010 at 03:52:16
Your router may be using a default username and password? you would need to check the manual for these details. The username will usually be 'admin'

If not, the router would probably need to be factory reset and re-programmed? If you're not sure how to re-program it I would suggest getting a local computer techie to do this work for you. Or perhaps you could contact the person who put it in?

Dean Spencer.
IT Support Yorkshire

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