Manage wireless networks (SSIDs) on your modem

In the SSID Setup option of your modem's wireless setup, you can configure your network (SSID) and manage up to 4 wireless networks.  
NOTE:  Depending on your model, your modem's user interface may appear slightly different from the images below.
CenturyLink |

1.  Connect a device, such as a computer or tablet, to the internet through WiFi or using an Ethernet cable connected to your modem.

2.  Open a web browser and type http://192.168.0.1 into the web address field.

3.  Log in to your modem's online settings interface (Modem GUI) using your Administrator Username and Administrator Password. Unless you have changed the default settings, you can find this information on the modem's sticker. Note that these are different from your wireless SSID and security key.

4.  Select "Wireless Setup."

5.  If given the choice, select "2.4 GHz" or "5 GHz" in the left sidebar. Some models do not offer this option. Read more about the how to choose between 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency, and learn which modems have this capability.

6.  Select "SSID Setup" from the menu on the left sidebar.

7.  Select the name of your wireless network (SSID). It's usually the one at the top of the drop-down list.

8.  Select "Enable SSID" to activate the network, or "Disable SSID" to deactivate it.

Note: On older models, choose "Broadcast" or "Hide."

9.  Enter a custom network name if you want (optional). This can make it easier to find your network when connecting devices to WiFi.

10.  Select "Apply" to save your changes.

Need more help? Contact Us

Was this article helpful?
CenturyLink Product Support
Search Support