In-Home WiFi is a superior wireless internet experience, allowing you to connect all of your devices to the internet through your own home WiFi network. Whether you have a WiFi gateway (modem/router combo) or a separate WiFi router from your modem or ONT, customizing your WiFi network can optimize your home WiFi experience.
When setting up your equipment, you can choose to customize your WiFi network name (SSID) and password or use the default. Security experts recommend customizing your network name and password.*
* The WiFi equipment may list the network name as username and may list the password as WEP, pre-shared key or network key.
Use the Default Network Name and Password
If you prefer to use the default WiFi network name (SSID) and password:
- Open your device's WiFi settings.
- Select the default WiFi network name (SSID) found on the WiFi equipment label.
- Enter the password on your device's WiFi settings.
- You can begin surfing, streaming, gaming and more on your new WiFi network. If you're unable to access the internet, you can reset your internet modem. Unplug the modem and router from the electrical outlet. After 30 seconds, plug the modem and router back into the electrical outlet. The modem and router will restart and should be ready within 2 minutes.
Security experts recommend customizing your network name and password.
You Should Customize Your Network Name and Password
If you had a previous WiFi network and would like to connect all the devices to the new WiFi equipment in one easy step OR you would like to create a new network name and password. Follow the steps below to CUSTOMIZE and OPTIMIZE your WiFi network.
First, connect to your home internet through the WiFi router by using the default WiFi network name (SSID) and password, found on the WiFi router equipment label.
Now you can customize your WiFi network name and/or password:
- Find the WiFi gateway or router equipment model in the list below.
- Select the IP address for the model or type the IP address into a browser address bar. A new webpage will open where you can customize your network settings.
- Sign in with the username and password listed for the model.
- Follow the instructions to customize your network name and password.
- Write down your updated network info for future use.
Gateway and Router Login Information
The tables below contain default information for Wireless Gateways and Routers that Summit Broadband deploys. If you have your own router that does not appear on this list, please consult your user manual or the web site for the manufacturer of your router for the necessary login information.
NOTE: In the tables below, the Username and password are case sensitive.
- Place your WiFi router in a central location in your home, away from household electronics such as baby monitors, microwaves and wireless headsets.
- Many routers have two different settings. If network speed is your priority, 5 GHz performs better than 2.4 GHz. If wireless range is your priority, 2.4 GHz performs better than 5 GHz.
- You can use the same network name and password for both settings; however, most devices do not automatically detect the best setting. Creating a separate network name for each with 5GHz or 2GHz at the end will help identify the setting and allow you to connect your device to the best setting for your needs.
- When you customize a password, most of the routers will require at least 8 characters. Best practice for increased security is to use a longer password that includes capital letters, lowercase letters, numerals, and special characters.
- If you choose to use your previous network name and password, all your home devices will now be working through the new WiFi equipment.
- Before you go...You can increase your home's network security by updating the ADMIN credentials. The ADMIN credentials control who can access and change the settings of your home network. Check the network settings web interface for help on updating the ADMIN credentials.
That’s it! You’ve customized the WiFi network to your needs. You can begin surfing, streaming, gaming and more on your new WiFi network. You can bookmark and revisit this page to update your network name and password whenever you like.