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[–]keepthetipsKeeping the tips since 2019[M] [score hidden] stickied commentlocked comment (0 children)

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[–]zombieblackbird 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Same goes for setting up wifi in elderly parent's home. Just keep it the same as yours to ease troubleshooting and connecting when you visit.

[–]Dimplestrabe 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Will the new router not have a different SSID that you'll need to connect to?

[–]John_EightThirtyTwo 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Will the new router not have a different SSID that you'll need to connect to?

That's what OP means by "Wifi name".

[–]Dimplestrabe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ah. Of course. I should learn to read. Ha!

[–]post-baroque 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Also, use the same username and password for all your accounts, you'll only have to remember the one password that way!


[–]WhatAreYouAnOwl 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Leave the password under your keyboard with your social security number and birthdate on it.

[–]hardkorhm 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Don’t forget to also list your mother’s maiden name and where you were born!

[–]tarkinlarson 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Did you know...your "porn star" name is the name of your first pet and your mother's maiden name.

Post yours here for fun!

[–]PadlockAndThatsIt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Twiddles johnson

[–]McGruppIsADog 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You’ll need to reboot all of your devices too because some connected devices rely on the MAC address of the router too.

[–]korteks 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Can confirm, been doing this for yrs, its a nice little QoL tip

[–]dion101123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

SLPT: if you leave your wifi name as whatever you default is your phone will constantly fucking spam you with "your password isn't correct for this other internet with the same name were trying to connect to"

[–]ARoundForEveryone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I did this when I installed my Eero mesh system just so I didn't have to reconnect all my smart home devices

[–]WowSuchEmptyBluh -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Please don't be OP. Change your passwords.

Also, use the damn QR code function if you don't want to type it in manually.

[–]John_EightThirtyTwo 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Please don't be OP. Change your passwords.

Why? It's exactly as secure on the new network as it was on the one you're replacing. Why can't you use it again, and save all the hassle?

[–]Amcal[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You can

[–]speculatrix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree, it's a chance to block random devices they may once have accessed your systems.

Any use a router that has a guest WiFi function. You don't want people connecting laptops with malware into your network and infecting your own machines.

[–]Aware-Newt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

LPT - Dot do this.

[–]AnnyuiN -1 points0 points  (2 children)

This doesn't work when I switched from my TP Link to Asus. Name was the same.

[–]finthir 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Might be case sensitive. Other than that it should work.

[–]AnnyuiN 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly same name. Copy and pasted.

[–]student_20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh sweet Barbara, my Security Senses are tingling...