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Old 04-17-2017, 09:01 AM   #1
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Question Will computers, phones, etc. still auto connect to new wifi router with same ssid and password as old router?


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Not a specifically Linux-related question but what would happen if I renamed my wifi modem-router SSID to e.g. QWERTY and changed the password to e.g. 54321 and later replaced my current wifi modem-router with a new wifi modem-router (and changed settings to QWERTY and 54321 on that too) -- will computers, phones, etc. still auto connect to the new wifi router with same ssid and password as if it were the old router?
 
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in general probably yes, but it depends on other settings too, like dhcp configuration and MAC filtering for example.
 
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in general probably yes, but it depends on other settings too, like dhcp configuration and MAC filtering for example.
Hi pan64.

I'd use auto DHCP and don't use MAC filtering.
 
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I have replaced routers several times and never had a problem with using the same settings i.e. SSID, WPA, LAN subnet and DHCP.
 
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Good news.
https://www.howtogeek.com/210597/clo...outer-upgrade/

Bad news.

https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/ho...-data-0147919/
 
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