When looking to join a network from your phone, laptop, or console, you’re usually presented with a list to click on. The name on these lists is known as an SSID or service set identifiers. This is the default name given to the network by the manufacturer. SSIDs normally follow a certain pattern unique that’s unique to the manufacturer, you may notice this if you’ve been with the same manufacturer over the years. For example, SKYs SSIDs starts with SKY followed by a series of letters and numbers.

If you need to connect to a network, then you need to know the networks SSID and password so you can connect to the right one. Without the right SSID, you may connect may be trying to enter the password for the wrong router which will result in an incorrect password error. Usually, when you try connecting to a network, a list of SSIDs should pop up. But, if you don’t know the SSID of the network you’re trying to connect to, then you’ll need to find out.

Locate the Sticker on Your Router

Router SSID

On every router, there should be a sticker that allows you to find information about the router such as the SSID, MAC address, IP address, and serial number. Your SSID can be labeled as ‘Wireless Name’ or ‘Network Name’. You may find this near the bar code of your router.

Finding SSID on Devices Network Settings

If you still can’t find your SSID, you should look at the list of SSIDs provided to you before you connect to your network. If you have access to the router and you know the manufacturer, then you can look for the manufacturer’s name within the list of SSIDs given to you.

Windows

1. Click on the WIFI icon in the taskbar.

2. Within the list of networks, look for the one you’re connected to. This is your SSID.

Mac

  1. Select the WIFI icon

2. Within the list of networks, look for the one you’re connected to. This is your SSID.

Android

  1. Go to Settings.

2. Select WIFI.

3. Within the list of networks, look for the one you’re connected to. This is your SSID.

iOS

  1. Go to Settings.

2. Select WIFI.

3. Within the list of networks, look for the one you’re connected to. This is your SSID.

Accessing your Routers Settings

Another way to find your routers SSID is by logging in or accessing your router’s settings on the manufacturer’s or ISP’s website. To do this, you’ll need to find your routers IP address. To find your IP, Click on Start, type CMD and search it, and then select Command Prompt. When a new window opens, type ipconfig and hit enter. You will see the IP address next to Default Gateway.

type in your IP address

1. Open a web browser and type in your IP address.

2. Enter both the username and password if required. Some manufacturers don’t require you to login in to find further information about your router. If you don’t know your username or password, you can check on the router.

routers SSID

3. Under or in the Status section, you should see your routers SSID.