What is an SSID?

What is an SSID?

SSID is Service Set Identifier. It is the name of a WiFi (wireless) network that users see when they are scanning for networks to attach their devices to. SSIDs are a sequence of alphanumeric characters (letters or numbers), are case sensitive and can have a maximum length of 32 characters.

Example of an SSID:

"Starbucks WiFi" is the name of an SSID:


Your Motorola modem/router SSID and Security Key is listed on the bottom of your device, on the white sticker:

In this example, this Motorola cable modem's SSID is MOTO1096 (for the 2.4G band) and

MOTO1096-5G (for the 5G band).


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