How to change your WiFi security settings

The name of your WiFi network (SSID) and the passphrase (security key) are settings that are used to connect your WiFi devices to the internet. While the default WiFi name and password can be confusing and hard to remember, you can change them to something you will be able to remember and use more easily when connecting devices to your wireless network.
NOTE:  This article applies to newer CenturyLink modems. Depending on your particular model, you may see slight differences in the features or layout of your modem's user interface.

First, access the modem's wireless settings

To change the SSID or the password, start by logging in to your modem's user interface, then navigate to the Wireless Settings menu, as shown here in steps 1-5:
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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 into the web address field.

3.  Log in to your modem's settings interface (Modem GUI) using your Admin Username and Password. Unless you customized this information, you can find it printed on the modem label. Note that these are different from your wireless network name (SSID) and password (key).

4.  Select "Wireless Setup."

5.  If you are utilizing a dual-band router, you can change the WiFi name and password for the 2.4Ghz network and the 5Ghz network individually by selecting either “2.4GHz” or “5GHz.” Some models will offer only one frequency option. 

Read more: What's the difference between 2.4 and 5 GHz?

Next, do you want to change the SSID or password?

Click to open the specific instructions below.
How to change your WiFi name (SSID)
How to change your WiFi password
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