View Full Version : How do I rename my Wireless Network

08-11-2008, 01:27 PM
Just installed wired BB via Telecom, using their wizard (sick to death of the Woosh Wireless signal dropouts - it's only taken 4 years! :o ).

The ADSL modem is a Thomson and the wizard, although it allowed me to set my own password (gee, thanks!), didn't present me with any opportunity to name my network something meaningful - it's currently called "Thomson52DD3B".

I can't remember the IP address you have to use to access the wireless settings (I previously had a Netgear Wireless Router set up and working nicely - but that router didn't appear to want to play with the standard ADSL modem I first got from Telecom).

Running XP Pro, SP3.

Speedy Gonzales
08-11-2008, 01:31 PM
I would say you'll have to find out what the ip is, to log into its config.

So you can change the SSID. if thats what youre changing

08-11-2008, 01:41 PM
Thanks Speedy - but how do I access its config?

Speedy Gonzales
08-11-2008, 01:44 PM
lol i dont know. Google the model of it, and see if there's a manual

If you havent got one (which is pretty hopeless, if you didnt get one)

Or ring Xtra.

08-11-2008, 02:03 PM
To find the Routers IP - Click Start/Run type in CMD Press Enter - In the Command box type in ipconfig Press enter - look for Default Gateway the routers address will be there. Lets say the address is in your browser, type in Press enter and you should get the login screen - I think from memory the user name and password is admin / admin

Those Thomson Modem/routers Telecom supply are a pain in the arse, I think Telecom have had them changed so its not easy to reconfigure - not user friendly at all.

08-11-2008, 02:03 PM
To find the Router's IP; while connected to it go to Start--> Run and type cmd and hit enter. Then type ipconfig and hit enter. The Default Gateway is the Router's IP Address...enter that IP in you Web Browser.

08-11-2008, 02:04 PM
Good advice Speedy - I must remember, Google is my friend.

Got an answer from a help Forum:

Start>Run>CMD then type arp -a, press enter and you get the router address.

Type the IP returned by the above query into the address bar of your browser and configure to your heart's content!!

08-11-2008, 02:05 PM
Thanks to everyone else too!!

08-11-2008, 02:09 PM
After a bit of "reading" I think the default address is Have a look at This forum at GeekZone (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=39&TopicId=24163) - gives instructions