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How to delete a wireless network?

by Laurie1041 / December 30, 2010 4:57 PM PST

I inadvertently created a "Guest" wireless network account using my full name which is currently being broadcasted in my neighborhood. Of course I am concerned about having my full name out in public. I have my home personal network and would like to create a "Guest" network (minus my full name). Can someone walk me through the steps to get rid of my mistake? Thanks so much!

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It's quite a simple fix but,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 30, 2010 9:11 PM PST

you didn't supply a great deal of information about your wireless router so I can only be generic.

You will need to access the wireless router in the same way as you did when you first set up the wireless networks.

Once there, navigate to the Guest Network setup where you should see the SSID field (this is where your name is coming from)
Change the name of Guest Network from your name to something more suitable and save the changes.
The wireless router will probably automatically restart itself to make the changes permanent.

Unless you specifically want to have a Guest network, you could always turn it off. That option will be in the setup somewhere.

Hope that helps.


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Reply to It's a simple fix but,
by Laurie1041 / December 31, 2010 2:59 AM PST

Hi P,
Thank you for responding. My wireless router is a Netgear Broadband DSL Modem, Model DM111P. Using Finder, I can only see 3 pdf files: User's Guide, Set-up Guide, and a back-up of my settings. I entered the Netgear IP address and was able to change my password from "password" to a newly created password, but could not locate the SSID field.

Should I use my Netgear install disc? Thank you very much for your help. Laurie
MacBook Pro OSX Version 10.6.5

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No need for the disk
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 31, 2010 8:12 AM PST

Log on to the Netgear Router and navigate to the Wireless section.

There you will find the SSID for the Guest network.



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