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How do I change the Wi-Fi network name and password?
NOTE: This article applies to the SURFboard Wi-Fi Cable Modems (G34, G36, SBG10, SBG6950AC2, SBG7400AC2, SBG7580-AC, SBG7600AC2, SBG8300). 

The SURFboard Gateway default Wi-Fi credentials, wireless name and password, are listed on the bottom label of the device.  The Wi-Fi network name (SSID) is unique and identifies the wireless network.  The Wi-Fi password (also known as the wireless security key, encryption key or passphrase) is the same on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz network.  The Wi-Fi clients (such as smart phones and laptops) will connect to the respective SSID of each Wi-Fi network using the wireless password.  This document describes how change the Wi-Fi network name and password in the SURFboard Central app.

Change the Wi-Fi Network Name and Password
  1. Tap the My Network icon on the bottom of the screen.

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  2. Tap the Network Management box.

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  3. Tap the Main Wi-Fi Network + button to expand the card.
  4. Tap the Pencil icon to make edits.

    NOTE: The 5GHz tab is selected by default for the 5 Ghz band. 

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  5. On the Edit Home Network, enter a new Wi-Fi network name in the Network Name (SSID) field.
  6. Enter a new Wi-Fi password in the Password field.  (The password needs to be 8 to 63 characters long.  Use upper and lower case letter, numbers, and symbols for strength.) 
  7. Tap the Security Type drop-down menu to select the security mode.
    • WPA2-PSK (AES) - Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 with Pre-Shared Key.
    • WPA/WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) - Combination Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 with Pre-Shared Key and Wi-Fi Protected Access with Pre-Shared Key.

      NOTE: WPA3 Personal (AES) and WPA2/WPA3 Mixed Personal (AES) Security Type is only available on the G34/G36 gateways.
    • WPA3 Personal (AES) - Wi-Fi Protected Access version 3 with personal security key (Highest level of security).
    • WPA2/WPA3 Mixed Personal (AES) - Combination of Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 and 3 with personal security key. 
  8. Tap the Save Changes button.

    CAUTION: When changing the Wi-Fi network name and password, Wi-Fi clients in the network will lose wireless connection and will need to connect to the new SSID with the new Wi-Fi password.

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  9. The Network screen will return.  Connect the Wi-Fi clients to the new SSID with the new Wi-Fi password.
  10. Tap the 2.4 GHz tab and repeat steps 4 - 8 to change the Wi-Fi Name and Password for the 2.4 GHz band.

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