Changing Wireless Network Name and Password using Cisco Connect.

In this post we will learn to change the Wireless Network Name and Password using Cisco Connect.

Once you have setup your Valet or Linksys E-Series and installed Cisco Connect, a unique name and password for your wireless network will be generated automatically.

But of course, you can easily change the wireless name and password to something that you like for you to distinguish your own wireless network.  The following steps will explain how.

Step 1:
When you are on the main screen of Cisco Connect, select Valet settings if you're using Valet and select Router settings for E-series.
NOTE: To launch Cisco Connect on a Windows computer, go to Start>All Programs>Cisco Connect. To launch Cisco Connect on a Mac computer, navigate to the Applications folder in Go, and then start Cisco Connect. If you need more help, please click here.

NOTE:  Cisco Valet is currently available only in North America.(As of September 2010)
Step 2:
On the Personalize tab, click Change to modify the Valet's name and password.

NOTE:  When changing your Valet or Linksys E-Series Name and Password, i recommend that you always do so using the Change option in Cisco Connect. Changing the Name and Password via the Advanced settings option or Web-based utility will prevent you from using Cisco Connect (if the computer/laptop is connected wireless).


Step 3:
An alert will be prompted to make sure that you are changing your Valet or Linksys E-series name or password. Click Yes if you wish to continue.
Step 4:
At this screen, you can enter a name that you like as your Valet or Linksys E-series and wireless network name and a password from 8-63 characters. Click Change when you are done.
Step 5:
Now, if you have an Easy Setup Key, insert the key into your USB port and it will be updated. If you do not have a key, or you do not want to update right now, click Cancel. You can always create or update your key later. Click here to read how to create or update an Easy Setup Key.
Step 6:
When you are back to Valet or Linksys E-series settings screen again, you can see that your settings have been changed. Note down your password now in a safe place. Click Finish to go back to the main screen.


  1. I have a cisco linksys E2500 router i do not know password but i know the name of the router. I put the disk that came with the router in my computer and it downloads updates then it goes to the screen that shows how to connect it. Then i click on next then it goes to the setting up screen for 3 seconds and then goes to another screen asking for a password which i do not have. Need help reseting the pssword? Scott

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