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do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? #4700897 03/20/18 04:23 PM
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like the title states, do you change your WIFI network name SSID a lot? or at all? Please vote and and state the name.

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Re: do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? [Re: HondaBroMike] #4700899 03/20/18 04:24 PM
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Not at all. Why would I need to?

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Re: do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? [Re: HondaBroMike] #4700903 03/20/18 04:27 PM
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I haven't changed my SSID in almost 10 years.


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Re: do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? [Re: HondaBroMike] #4700906 03/20/18 04:31 PM
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No but not broadcasting it either. Hidden network.


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Re: do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4700907 03/20/18 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Not at all. Why would I need to?


My exact thoughts. I live out in the burbs. About 5 of my neighbors might be able to get a signal on my wifi. I have a secure password. What could go wrong.


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Re: do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? [Re: HondaBroMike] #4700914 03/20/18 04:37 PM
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No never change it. If you change it, then all the devices will have to be changed to automatically connect to it.


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Re: do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? [Re: HondaBroMike] #4700917 03/20/18 04:39 PM
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Never. Not even when I was in a large apartment complex. Hackers and thieves don't care about a home network. If they are going to risk getting caught, its going to be trying to catch a big fish, like a retail network.


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Re: do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? [Re: HondaBroMike] #4700918 03/20/18 04:40 PM
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Why?

Plus why would anyone want to post their details?


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Re: do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? [Re: sprite1741] #4700920 03/20/18 04:43 PM
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No but not broadcasting it either. Hidden network.
That really just causes more issues while not providing any additional security...

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/28653/de...ly-more-secure/


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Re: do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? [Re: HondaBroMike] #4700922 03/20/18 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: HondaBroMike
like the title states, do you change your WIFI network name SSID a lot? or at all? Please vote and and state the name.


So whats your SSID? Paranoid to answer?


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Re: do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? [Re: skyactiv] #4700926 03/20/18 04:48 PM
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like the title states, do you change your WIFI network name SSID a lot? or at all? Please vote and and state the name.


So whats your SSID? Paranoid to answer?


Why would I invite being a target.

Re: do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? [Re: HondaBroMike] #4700927 03/20/18 04:51 PM
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like the title states, do you change your WIFI network name SSID a lot? or at all? Please vote and and state the name.


So whats your SSID? Paranoid to answer?


Why would I invite being a target.

So why did you ask others to post theirs?




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Re: do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? [Re: HondaBroMike] #4700930 03/20/18 04:54 PM
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I run multi SSID, main 2 being Pluto and Pluto-Guest.
How will that info make me more of target, considering they are not hidden and are discoverable ?

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Haven't changed the SSID and password in over ten years. I've gone through several wireless equipment and carried the same info to the new wireless router. Don't want to deal with reconfiging every wireless device. I'm not the paranoid type to worry about wireless security or people "wardriving" to get into my network.


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Re: do you change WIFI name (SSID) a LOT? [Re: HondaBroMike] #4700941 03/20/18 05:02 PM
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Mine is..

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