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Renaming SSID

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I read that changing the name of my BT HH5 SSID would help prevent malicious access. This was because people could see the default name BT HH5 ***** and know what the default settings and passwords are.  (Subsequent advice seems to be that this change of broadcast SSID is futile since any expert will find a way in.)

 

However, I DID change the name of my Hub but now BOTH the old name and the new name appear on available networks when I use my iPad. My iPad can also connect to either name!

 

Is there some way round this?

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There's 2 radio frequencies being broadcast from your HH5, 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz. By default they're named the same - actually you have to manually select a setting to separate them if I remember correctly. You may need to update the SSID for both.

 

 

 

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@dog22 wrote:

I read that changing the name of my BT HH5 SSID would help prevent malicious access. This was because people could see the default name BT HH5 ***** and know what the default settings and passwords are.  (Subsequent advice seems to be that this change of broadcast SSID is futile since any expert will find a way in.)

 

However, I DID change the name of my Hub but now BOTH the old name and the new name appear on available networks when I use my iPad. My iPad can also connect to either name!

 

Is there some way round this?


There are no default passwords for the HH wireless, each has a unique key. Changing the SSID is pointless as a security measure but is useful to identify whether connected to 5G or 2.4G signal. Some devices don't like the 2 signals having the same SSID anyway.

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Many thanks.  I did change the SSID for both frequencies when I renamed the hub and checked the box to use the same SSID. Both frequencies seem to work OK.

However, I might as well change the name back to the original then?

 

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Thanks, Clarence.  I did change the name on both frequencies.

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@dog22 wrote:

Many thanks.  I did change the SSID for both frequencies when I renamed the hub and checked the box to use the same SSID. Both frequencies seem to work OK.

However, I might as well change the name back to the original then?

 


I would split the frequencies and give each a different SSID

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Once you have done renaming, best to delete the networks from your devices and then let them be re-discovered.

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Many thanks

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