Linsky...I changed the name

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I changed the name of my router and then hid the SSID. Now my laptop can't find the router so I can't get online. I've tried resetting it and it's still not showing up in my list of networks. Any help appreciated


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Hiding the SSID does not gain any real security advantage. A network sniffer can still find your router. I would reset your router to factory settings and start over. Most routers have a reset switch inside a small hole on the back panel. After resetting I would unplug the router for 20 to 30 minutes. That should insure all settings have been reset.

Good Luck