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Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Sat 22-Oct-16 00:17:19
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Do you use your ISP created SSID?


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Using Acrylic Wifi on my laptop I can see a number of other SSIDs, mostly with names beginning BT.. , there is one SKY.,, and one 1-CYBI-1... what ever that is. In a way it is a form of ISP advertising. So do you an ISP provided SSID or do you make up your own name?

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Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Sat 22-Oct-16 00:39:40
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Re: Do you use your ISP created SSID?


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I don't have ISP supplied wi-fi but wouldn't use the default SSID if I did.

Right now, here in congested suburbia, I can see the following ISP identifiable SSIDs;

6 x BTHub
1 x EE-Brightbox
1 x O2wireless
11 x Sky
12 x TALKTALK
1 x virgin

I also see occasional visitors like;

Uber Driver
TaxiLinQ
AddLee Wi-Fi

...and there are lots of other SSIDs which don't fall into the categories above, some of which provide information about the platform such as iPod, iPhone or Android.

There's even MB Hotspot which opens up some interesting possibilities wink

Over 20 separate devices are using channel 6 so congestion's a bit of a problem on 2.4GHz.

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Standard User georgelnx
(regular) Sat 22-Oct-16 09:00:41
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Re: Do you use your ISP created SSID?


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Always use my own, but then again I use my own kit too. ISP router is just for error checking process if needed.


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Standard User rich_jtg
(member) Sat 22-Oct-16 10:00:58
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Always use my own so that when I change routers I can just change the SSID/Password on the router's Wi-Fi and not every other device in the house.

Also, I guess it shows that you're not using the default settings in case of any security flaws are found on a particular ISPs kit.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sat 22-Oct-16 10:13:10
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I don't think the SSID really matters anyway apart from the two reasons you give regarding just altering new routers to the one your other kit is set to.

A robust non-default wifi password and router login password are far more important.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 22-Oct-16 10:56:27
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On the SSID front, I think that leaving a default ISP provides splendid anonymity.

Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sat 22-Oct-16 12:46:02
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I use the default SSIDs most of the time. I just turn off WPS but keep the rest the same.
Standard User Mml
(newbie) Sat 22-Oct-16 13:43:54
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When I moved from TalkTalk to EE last year, I did set up the new EE router with the old TalkTalk SSID and password - that was for compatibility reasons - easier than entering new WiFi password on all devices. That confused the EE support people, though, when I phoned them - they suggested I changed my SSID back to EE default smile
Standard User professor973
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 22-Oct-16 13:50:10
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Anything other than 'What lights are showing on the Brightbox' confuses EE support. Seriously , they cannot comprehend anyone using another router.
Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Sat 22-Oct-16 22:48:47
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I am surprised that they knew that the SSID had been changed. Did they find out through their remote router management?

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