How to Change D Link Range Extender SSID?
Installing a new D Link range extender means your WiFi SSID is set by default. It means you don’t have a unique network name. Not only that, the range extender is prone to hacker attacks. So, what to do then? Well, the first thing you need to do is change your D Link range extender SSID.
You could be thinking – Can I do that? Will it be of any use? Well, yes. You can do that easily. Moreover, changing the extender SSID has a sense of security and uniqueness. So, why wait? However, we understand that you might not know how to change the SSID. In that case, let us guide you. Keep reading.
Steps to Change D Link Range Extender SSID Name
Set Range Extender
To change the D Link range extender SSID name, you must ready the device. Choose a perfectly working wall plug. Connect the device to the wall socket and press the power button. Make sure the extender antennas are at the correct angles.
Furthermore, the range extender should get a continuous electricity supply. In case there is power fluctuation, you need to change the wall plug.
Do the Placement
Before you set the D Link range extender permanently, make sure you keep a few things in check. Firstly, it should not be placed under the table or inside a wall closet. Moreover, for the best WiFi signal range, choose a well-ventilated space inside your house.
Depending on the area coverage, choose either the floor (if covering the basement) or close to the ceiling (if covering the first floor). Make sure the WiFi interference is minimal.
Connect With Router
Let us now connect the D Link range extender to the router. Hence, get hold of the Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the cable into the extender port. The other end goes into the router port. Make sure the connection is tight.
The Ethernet cable must not have signs of corrosion, cuts, or worn out. If the cable is not at your disposal, connect the devices wirelessly. In this case, ensure that the distance between the devices is adequate.
Open a Web Browser
Turn on your computer/laptop/Mac device. Launch a web browser and let it get stable. A few things are important when choosing an internet browser. For instance, it must have the latest software version. Also, the chosen web browser has to be compatible with the device you are using.
Furthermore, get rid of the cookies/cache files/ browsing history. All of these might contain files harmful to your extender. So, you must use a clean web browser only.
Enter Default Web Address
Here comes the crucial step. To change the D Link range extender SSID name, you need to do the repeater login. That is why you must access the dlinkap.local setup wizard. For that, enter the default web address in the address bar of the web browser.
Moreover, do not commit typing errors while typing in the web address. We advise you not to use the search bar as well. It could give out different results which might take you to the desired location.
You need default/customized D Link range extender login details to complete this step. So, if you know your default user ID and password, you should use that. However, if you have customized them, make sure you enter the latest details only.
Moreover, disable the Caps Lock key. Click the Log In button to enter the range extender setup page.
Move your cursor to the Settings button and open the Extended WiFi option. It will open 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz differently. The SSID name is available as well. Make sure you put in a unique name. Do not share it with anyone else. Otherwise, hackers can easily crack down on your home network space.
Be careful whether you enter capitalized alphabets in the name or not.
Save the Changes
Once you are done, click on the Save button. It will save the D Link range extender’s new SSID. Connect your devices to the new name and get going.
If in any case, you can’t change the D Link range extender SSID name, there is one thing you can do. Go for D Link WiFi extender reset. After that, redo the setup and change the SSID during the installation process. In short, you can secure your network and privacy. If you have any queries, get in touch with our tech experts.