WIFI Setup if you want to keep your current network name (SSID) and Password

If your Motorola modem/router is replacing a modem/router or router with WIFI capability, we strongly recommend that you keep using the original WIFI network name (SSID) and password that you were using on the device that you're replacing.

This will allow all your WIFI devices to keep working without a new WIFI setup.  If possible, do this configuration by connecting a computer with Ethernet to any of your Motorola modem/router's Ethernet ports.

You can also do this configuration by using your smartphone or another WIFI device that has a Web browser.

If you need to do this configuration by using your smartphone or other WIFI device, first complete a WIFI setup for your new modem/router, using the wireless network name (SSID) and password printed on the modem/router's bottom label.

See the Quick Start Guide for more details.  (You don't need an Internet connection to do this).

1.  First write down the wireless network name and password for your original network.  Most WIFI devices work on either the 2.4 GHz band, or both the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz band.  You may have a wireless network name and password for just the 2.4 GHz band, or you may have a wireless network name and password for both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.

2.  Now open the browser of the computer or WIFI device that you're using to configure the Motorola modem/router.  Type http://192.168.0.1 in the address bar and then press the ENTER key.  You will see a login screen.  Please enter the following:

User Name:  admin

Password:    motorola

3.  After you click OK, the Basic Status page should appear.  Enter the Wireless Network Name and Password for the 2.4 GHz band for your original network.  Please make sure you're accurate and use the same upper and lower case characters you used for your original network.

4.  Enter the Wireless Network Name and Password for the 5 GHz band you've been using, if any.
If you haven't been using a 5 GHz band and your Motorola modem/router has a 5 GHz band, here's a good way to pick a network name and password:

If your 2.4 GHz band wireless network name is smith, call your 5 GHz band smith-5  (Use the same password for both your 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.

5.  Press Save once you've entered the required information.  Now your new settings should be saved, and they should be as close to your original wireless network name and password settings as possible.

If you see a message saying that you've lost your Internet Connection, ignore it.

6.  Go to your device's WIFI setup page or setting.  There you can select your original 2.4GHz network name or you can select the similar name for 5 GHz.

Your password is the same one you've been using for your original network.  All your other WIFI devices should continue to work.

If you have a problem, you can restore the factory modem/router network names and passwords by pressing the RESET button on the back of the modem/router.

Those names and passwords are printed on the bottom label of your modem.

 

 

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