so my neighbors and i have an agreement to use the wifi together and i help pay for it, i was going to safari on my phone and a screen came up and it was the admin page where i saw all of the SSID settings. im not sure what this was and i thought it was my username on the wifi or something and i didnt know how to
so my neighbors and i have an agreement to use the wifi together and i help pay for it, i was going to safari on my phone and a screen came up and it was the admin page where i saw all of the SSID settings. im not sure what this was and i thought it was my username on the wifi or something and i didnt know how to get out of it and i accidentally added 2 letters to the end of it and the internet is not working. im not sure how to fix it as i dont know what happened in the first place but for awhile it worked and now after connecting to it on my phone it will stop giving internet after a few seconds any idea as to how to fix this? (Please note im not very skilled in this area of computers so please make it basic)
You should not have been able to access the router's settings without entering the administration password for the router. Some routers come from the factory with no password set. It is a big mistake not to set a good admin password on the router.
If you changed only the SSID, providing the router has not been set to hide the SSID, then it will appear as a new wireless network. Set up a new network connection to the new SSID using the same pass phrase as you used previously with the original SSID.
Sortly, SSID is simply the name of your router. I sounds like you went in and messed around a bit. I suggest you get a paper clip and hold down the reset button for 30 seconds to get things back to normal. Get out the manual for this router (or download it from the makers website for your exact model. Follow the instructions.
Because you changed the SSID (the name of the wifi network) the computers, etc no longer recognize what the connection as it is looking for the original name.
The easier thing to do would be to reset the connection & put back the original settings as it was.
Go into the router's control page with a wired connection and change the SSID back.
when you connect properly for the first time, the device remembers the SSID(the name of the signal you connect to) changing it will definitely confuse it. FORGET the signal(disconnect it), so you have to Re-Join it with the PASSkey value again, so it remembers the CORRECT signal name(SSID)