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Assigning a name for your Actiontec MI424WR network
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Creating an Actiontec MI424WR wireless network in Windows XP

  1. Click the Wireless Settings icon in the top toolbar.
Figure depicting Actiontec wireless setup

  1. Click Basic Security Settings in the left navigation panel. [Show Me]

  2. If you are creating a new home network, it's recommended that you use the default SSID assigned by Actiontec and displayed in the SSID field. This simplifies network installation and makes troubleshooting easier.
    • The default SSID is displayed on the label attached to the bottom of your router for easy reference. It may be labeled as the "ESSID" on the router.
    • All hardware attached to your home network must be assigned the same SSID.

    If you're replacing the router on an established home network, you may want to change the default SSID to that of your previous network. This eliminates the need to change the SSID on all the wireless network adapters used to connect additional computers.
    • If you change the SSID, it's important that you write it down for future reference. All hardware connected to your home network must use the same SSID.

    Figure depicting SSID field


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