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How to Find the SSID on a Computer

Two Methods:

This wikiHow teaches you how to see a wifi network's service set identifier (SSID), which is simply the name of the network your computer is connected to. If you are connected to a wireless network, the SSID is the name of the Wi-Fi network you are connected to. Seeing a network's SSID is as simple as opening your computer's Wi-Fi settings and looking at the network's name.

Steps

On Windows

  1. Click .Doing this will open a window with wireless networks around you.
    • You may first have to click^to view the Wi-Fi icon.
    • If you see an "x" next to the Wi-Fi icon, click it, then clickWi-Fi Offto turn Wi-Fi back on.
  2. Find your current network's name.The network you're connected to will appear at the top of the pop-up window. You'll see "Connected" beneath its name.
  3. Review the other available network SSIDs.You'll see a list of network names in the pop-up window; each of these names is a specific network's SSID.

On Mac

  1. Click .It's in the upper-right corner of the Mac's screen.
    • If you see here, click it, then clickTurn Wi-Fi On.
  2. Look for your network's name.It's the name with ato the left of it. The name you see here is your network's current SSID.
  3. Review the other available networks.Any network names you see here are the SSIDs of other networks near you.

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    How do I find my SSID on my HP PC?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    HP is a brand. You're most likely running a Windows OS. Thus, please refer to method 1 of this article, "Finding Available SSIDs in Windows."
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I connect my tablet to the Internet?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Visit your settings folder, then look for a section called "WiFi" or "Internet." Tap on that heading to reveal WiFi hotspots near you. Tap the name of the network to which you wish to connect and enter the password, if necessary, to connect to the Internet.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I find Wi-Fi hotspots?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Many public spaces have WiFi hotspots. Try going to a shopping mall, a McDonald's, a cafe, or a university near you.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I find my SSID on my Samsung smart phone?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Go to Settings > Wi-Fi. There you will find all the available SSIDs of the Wi-Fi networks around you, and the SSID of the network to which you are currently connected.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How can I find my SSID using an Android tablet?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Go to settings > wifi. There you will find all the available SSIDs of the Wi-Fi networks around you, and the SSID of the network to which you are currently connected.
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • Is my Windows Network Security Key the same thing as my password?
  • How do I find the SSID on my iPhone?
  • How can I tell if there is someone else on my computer?
  • I have a "hidden network" on my laptop, in addition to my known networks, and am concerned that it belongs to hackers. What should I do?
  • How can I find my network SSID on my phone?
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Quick Summary

1. Click theWi-Fiicon.
2. View the availablenetwork names(SSIDs).

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  • To view a network's factory-assigned SSID, you must look at the "Network Name" or "SSID" value on the bottom of the router itself.

Warnings

  • You cannot view another network's factory-assigned name without access to the physical router.000

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