Considerations When Setting Up SSID
When it comes to defining SSID (Service Set Identifier) for wireless networks, there are several important factors to bear in mind. SSID serves as the identifier for wireless home networks or access points (Hotspots), aiding in their recognition and connection. The use of straightforward and personalized names helps prevent conflicts among multiple Wi-Fi networks and streamlines their identification within the network list. Each wi-fi name corresponds to an SSID, and once a device joins to a network, it stores relevant SSID data in its memory.
Reconnection to the network occurs automatically when the device is back within the coverage area of the respective SSID. Many devices retain SSIDs in their memory, facilitating seamless reconnection. However, in the presence of multiple networks with the same SSID or another known network with both password and SSID, the device prioritizes connection to the one with a stronger signal.
Smart devices with Wi-Fi capabilities scan for available networks when the Wi-Fi feature is activated. Despite the complex device identity addresses sssigned to networks, devices focus on identifying SSID values for simplicity.
Wireless networks broadcast an SSID for devices in the vicinity to connect. For security reasons, SSID may sometimes not be broadcast, requiring users to know the SSID value to request a connection to the network. Hidden Wi-Fi networks demand users to know both the SSID name and the password assigned to the network.
Changing the Wi-Fi network name known as SSID for security reasons is the first step. This is because default SSID names generally include the names and model numbers of wireless devices.
The SSID value is case-sensitive. When assigning an SSID to a wireless network an SSID value of up to 32 characters in length should be used. Use only letters and numbers; do not use spaces or special characters such as "!, @, #, $,?, *," etc. If your SSID exceeds this character limit or if there is a space at the beginning or end of your network name, you may experience connection issues. Moreover, the chosen network name should not contain any personal information. Using SSID names like group names or singer names you admire, or using your surname, is not recommended. This is because it makes it easier for someone to target you. It is recommended to choose a unique name for your network that is not shared with other networks or networks you may encounter.