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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 2017-08-20, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Rename HomeHub 2000 wireless network?

Can I change the name/password that came on my new router to something else?

I recently replaced my Fibe router/modem: a Home Hub 2000. It came with a network name and password printed on the label on the back of the device.

Everything worked fine and my various wireless devices were easily taught about the new network...

Except for my HP1102W wireless laser printer. Every time I've replaced the modem, I've had a terrible time getting the printer to use the new network. And since HP printers seem to outlast Bell routers by a large factor, the problem just keeps repeating.

So... would it cause any problems if I used my Ethernet connection to go into the router and change the name/password to the ones on the old, dead router? The printer was communicating just fine with this router.

I've got two laptops that need to print wirelessly, and I'd rather not involve HP Support if I don't have to...
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 2017-08-21, 10:52 PM
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It's an extremely good idea to change the passwords from the default to something else that is long and secure, at least 12 random characters or a random phrase at least 6 words long with numbers and both cases. That goes for both the login and the wifi passwords. Leaving them as the defaults is a high security risk and is not recommended. It should also be possible to change the wifi name (SSID) without any issues.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 2017-08-24, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Problem Solved!

Thanks! I'm now connected wirelessly to my printer using the old router name/password. I can print again!

Moreover, since I have access to the printer through its IP address, I could (I think) put a new secure name/password into the printer; and my router, my laptop, my smartphone(s), my smart TV...
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