What is my WiFi network?

WiFi information can't be determined directly from your web browser, so we can't just present the information right here. But we do have some simple instructions that will provide you with useful information to help you troubleshoot your WiFi issues.

How to find my WiFi name in macOS

If you're connected to a WiFi hotspot, you'll be able to see the status of your WiFi in the menu bar.

If you've tethered your computer to your iPhone to get an internet connection, the icon will look a little different.

By simply clicking on the Wi-Fi icon, you'll see a list of some possible WiFi hotspots you can connect to.

The name of the WiFi hotspot you are currently connected to has a checkmark next to it.

If you don't see a checkmark next to the WiFi name, it means that you are not connected to a WiFi connection. If your computer can still access the Internet, you may have a LAN/Ethernet cable connected to it or you may be connected via a USB dongle.

If you don't see the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar, it's probably turned off in your settings. Click Apple's Menu (in the upper left corner of the screen) -> System Preferences. Click Network. Check Show Wi-Fi status in the menu bar, and it should appear.

How to find the name of my WiFi network in Windows

When you're connected to WiFi in Windows, you'll see the Wi-Fi icon in the bottom right corner of your screen, next to the clock.

If you click on the Wi-Fi icon, a menu will appear that will show you the different WiFi points you can connect to, as well as the name of the WiFi you are currently connected to.

How to find the name of my WiFi access point on Linux

When using Linux, there are a few different ways to find the name of the WiFi access point you are currently connected to. Different Linux distributions may have different ways of finding it.

One of the most common ways is to open a terminal window and use the "iwgetid" command.

~$ iwgetid

wlan0 ESSID: "mySweetHome"

In some cases, you will also need to specify the system name of your wireless connection, for example, "wlan0" (which can be found using the "ifconfig" command).

Depending on your Linux distribution and desktop environment (if any), there may also be various GUI tools that can provide you with the same information. Please refer to the official documentation for your distribution for more information.

How to find my WiFi name on iOS (iPhone/iPad)

Finding the name of your WiFi on your iPhone or iPad is easy. First, go back to the home screen and tap on the Settings icon:

  • At the top of the first screen of the Settings app, you will see the WiFi network you are connected to (if any).
  • If you don't see a WiFi name there, it means your phone is not connected to WiFi. Tap the WiFi section to see the available WiFi hotspots and select one to connect to.

How to find my WiFi name on Android

  • From the home page or the list of apps, select Settings.
  • Select Wi-Fi.
  • In the list of networks, find the name of the network next to Connected. This is the name of the network.

Which WiFi access point am I connected to?

Each WiFi access point you can connect to has a "name" to identify it. This name is known in computer terms as the SSID (Service Set Identifier). If you're at home, this is the name of your Internet modem/router, and you can usually rename it as you see fit. If you're in an office at work, they've probably already set up a hotspot for all employees, and if you're in a cafe, library, or educational institution, they may have their own free hotspot that you can use.

The SSID can be up to 32 characters long, but there is no minimum size limit.

Manufacturers usually create standard SSIDs by combining the company name with random numbers or letters. Depending on the brand of your router, the default SSID names may look something like this: HUAWEI-100JZ9, netis_2_ 4G_F84A2C, TP-Link_EB04, etc.

Changing the default SSID and password is usually a good idea. Similar default SSIDs can cause confusion. If you set your own SSID, you can name it "Glory to Ukraine!", "Unbreakable Fortress", or whatever you like. Do not include your personal information such as your home address or full name in the SSID.