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SSID was changed

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My wireless network suddenly disappeared and all devices that were on it were disconnected. However, I eventually realized that one of the connections with a name I did not recognize was mine, as the same password worked. Can someone explain how the SSID can change without my knowing? Should I change the SSID to a new one?

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If you log in to router, do you see any devices connected via wireless on new ssid?


I would change ssid and password.

also change router password


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All the devices that were showing, I was able to account for. I did however change the SSID and password. Is there any possible explanation for what happened? Is it preventable?

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Was it changed to something generic?

If not, its possible someone hacked your router.

That's why I suggested you also change login password to router.


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