SSID problem with security

simmer14

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Hi
I've installed a d-link DWL-8610AP access point by connecting to my Virgin Media Hub 3.0 using an ethernet cable. I have to say, I'm very much a novice when it comes to networks. After initially setting up, the SSID appeared as Dlink1 in available connections. However, there was no security on this so I went back into the admin console to apply security. The only place I could find in the admin console where it semed I could do this was under a submenu called VAP (Virtual Access Point) settings. I changed the SSID called 'Dlink1' to 'Kitchen' and updated. The SSID appeared on my mobile devices and requsted a password to connect. Bingo!!

But....I noticed the Dlink1 SSID is still showing and this is not secured. I thought it may have been because the device had been connected previously but even new devices find it and can connect without a password.

After going back into the admin console, I can't find anywhere where this 'Dlink' SSID is in order to remove it. Any ideas, please?

Manual here: //www.manualslib.com/products/D-Link-Dwl-8610ap-3806756.html

******EDIT********
It seems the VAP I've set up called 'Kitchen' is actually a segment of the actual LAN so I can understand why it hasn;t changed the actual SSID. Now I just need a pointer as to where to go to rename the device.
 

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zx10guy

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Per the manual, Dlink1 is the default SSID for VAP0. Since you've changed it to Kitchen, you should no longer see DLink1 any more.
 

simmer14

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Per the manual, Dlink1 is the default SSID for VAP0. Since you've changed it to Kitchen, you should no longer see DLink1 any more.
That's my problem. I now have 2 connections on show dlink1 which is unsecured and kitchen which is password protected.
 

JesseJamez55

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I'm not sure if I am allowed to chime in here but the network might be showing a different SSID for 2.4ghz and 5ghz.

For example:

2.4Ghz might be Dlink1

5Ghz might be Kitchen

Hope this helps
 

simmer14

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Hello,

I just noticed your edit to the post.

Check out page 557 of the manual.
Thanks for the reply but this is the crazy thing for me: the manual I get returned when googling the DWL-8610ap has images of a GUI which bears no resemblance to my admin interface. Compare your suggestion of page 557 with my screenshot above, for instance.

The only place I could see SSID being displayed as Dlink1, I changed to kitchen so thought that would be the simple thing to do but now have both SSIDs showing up on devices. :{
 

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