How to change Unifi Wifi name and password

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TP-Link Archer C1200 Basic Wireless settings

Learn how to change your unifi Wifi name and password to secure your home Wifi network. Recently, I upgraded my home internet from Streamyx to Unifi. The speed upgrade from 8Mbps to 100Mbps, with a monthly commitment reduced from RM150 to RM129 (excluding tax).

The unifi package is 100Mbps with unlimited data usage. It comes with TP-Link Archer C1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit router. With 2.4GHz can reach a speed of 300Mbps and 5GHz can reach a speed of 867Mbps.

Note: This tutorial is done using the default Unifi router provided by TM which is TP-Link Archer C1200 wireless router.

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Prerequisite

First and foremost, make sure you have the login information. If you haven’t change them, the default are as follows:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin

Then, connect your computer to the router via cable or wireless (not necessary to have an internet connection). Let’s dive in.

Change Unifi Wifi name and password

With these steps, you’ll be able to change your Unifi Wifi network name (SSID) and Wifi network password.

Using Basic Wireless Settings

  1. Open any internet browser.
  2. Go to http://tplinkwifi.net or http://192.168.0.1.
  3. On the login page, enter your login information and click Login.
  4. Select Basic.
  5. Select Wireless. (If you enable both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, you will see both boxes are thick).
  6. Under 2.4GHz Wireless: If you enable this.
    • In Wireless Network Name (SSID) box, enter your preferred Wifi name.
    • In Password box, enter your new Wifi password.
  7. Under 5GHz Wireless: If you enable this.
    • In Wireless Network Name (SSID) box, enter your preferred Wifi name.
    • In Password box, enter your new Wifi password.
  8. Click Save button to apply/save the changes.
  9. Re-connect your device to the Wifi.

Done. You’ve changed your Unifi Wifi network name and password using basic wireless setting. If you preferred more advance settings, see the following tutorial

Using Advance Wireless Settings

TP-Link Archer C1200 Advanced Wireless Settings
TP-Link Archer C1200 Advanced Wireless Settings
  1. Continue from step 3 above.
  2. Select Advanced tab.
  3. Select Wireless menu.
  4. Select Wireless Settings sub-menu.
  5. At the top right you’ll see 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Select your preferred band. By default, it will display 2.4GHz wireless settings.
  6. Click to check the Enable Wireless Radio.
  7. Enter your preferred Wireless Network Name (SSID) if you haven’t done.
  8. Optional! Click to check Hide SSID. This is the setting to hide or to not broadcast your Wifi network name.
  9. Select WPA/WPA2-Personal for Security.
  10. Select WPA2-PSK for Version.
  11. Select AES for Encryption.
  12. Enter your password.
  13. Select 802.11b/g/n mixed for Mode.
  14. Select Auto for Channel Width.
  15. Select Auto for Channel.
  16. Select High for Transmit Power.
  17. Click Save to keep the changes.

Done. You’ve successfully change your Unifi Wifi network name and password using advance wireless settings.

Conclusion

As you can see in the above steps, you can enable both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wifi band. Both band have their benefit. I’d recommend you to enable both or use the 5GHz band if your device support.

5GHz band is a lot faster even if you connect your device through wall in between the device and the router. Leave a comment if you need any help from me.

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