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Posted: 12/31/21 05:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As long as you or the tech setup the new router with the exact same SSID and Password, the existing devices will reconnect automatically. Just did this recently but it also worked when I moved from a Mobley to a Netgear Hotspor and now that hotspot to a new cellular router.

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Posted: 12/31/21 07:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

philh wrote:

If it's a new unit, highly likely it will require each device to be reconnected.
Not really, if the password is the same, the devices won't care about the machinery, just the connection. All of the devices, phones, tablets, and laptops all connected with no issues.
just password or name and password?
I think both need be the same as the old.
Yes, the SSID has to be the same as well as the password.


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fj12ryder wrote:

time2roll wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

philh wrote:

If it's a new unit, highly likely it will require each device to be reconnected.
Not really, if the password is the same, the devices won't care about the machinery, just the connection. All of the devices, phones, tablets, and laptops all connected with no issues.
just password or name and password?
I think both need be the same as the old.
Yes, the SSID has to be the same as well as the password.
This is correct. The stuff on the user end won't care who made the new equipment as long as these two things are the same as the old equipment.


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Posted: 12/31/21 09:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ll be interested I hearing what the OP reports about having to provide the password for each computer/phone etc. Since the modem will also have a new MAC address I suspect that maybe each device will see this and request the password instead of using a stored one. I seem to recall having run across this but it was a year or two ago so I’ve forgotten.

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Posted: 12/31/21 11:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

But the devices won't care about the modem, they will connect to the router, and the router will have the same SSID and password.

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Posted: 12/31/21 01:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

But the devices won't care about the modem, they will connect to the router, and the router will have the same SSID and password.

Typo on my part. The OP said they were replacing a combo modem/router, not just a modem. The router will have a new MAC address which may or may not cause the password to be re-entered on each connecting device.

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Posted: 12/31/21 02:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A new MAC address won't affect the devices connecting to a wireless network. SSID and Password. My router was entirely different from the previous one, including MAC Address, and not a single device, out of about 15, had any issues connecting with the old password and SSID.

If you had MAC Address filtering on the router and tried to connect a new device, that would be a different story.

However you don't want to try and connect before the new router is completely set up with the SSID and Password.

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As mentioned, you will need to set the SSID/Password to match your previous router. Many now come with some type of GUI app to make the process easier.

I would make sure to change the router 'admin' password as soon as possible. Many routers have it printed on the bottom. Hackers use the fact that most don't change the default admin password to gain entry into your home network. Worst case to steal data or for nefarious purposes which can trace back to your IP address.

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Posted: 12/31/21 07:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good point about the login password. That was one of the first things I did when setting up the new router.

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Posted: 01/01/22 02:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rename the new router to be the same name as the old one, use the old wifi password, everyone's devices are looking for oldtrouter & old password


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