1 Reply Latest reply: May 26, 2013 11:08 PM by Kappy
mayangrl Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)



I know this has been answered before, but I get to a certain point and am stuck.


I click on the airport, go to wireless, put in the new name, then I get this message: 


This AirPort base station is set up to allow SNMP on the Ethernet WAN port, which decreases network security.


I can click ignore the problem or revise settings.  I have no idea what to do for option 2.  If I ignore the problem, I have to click this twice and then I get a message that if I make these changes, the wireless connection will be lost, so I cancel the whole thing.





MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • 1. Re: How do I change the name of my network?
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    Open Airport Utility in your Utilities folder. Click on your Base Station icon. Click on the Edit button. Click on the Wireless tab in the AU window. Setup is:


    Screen Shot 2013-05-26 at 11.04.05 PM.png


    The selected item above is the Network Name you can change. Note that this is the Network name, not the name of your Base Station which is configured under the Base Station tab. This is also where you set the option to Allow setup over WAN.


    Whenever you make a change like this, after you click on the Update button the router is taken offline to process the change which is why you get the warning that communication will be lost. This is normal. It will return when the router comes back online.