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Internet Connected Devices

Your modem and router together provide wireless internet service in your house. Years ago these were two separate boxes; now they are combined into one box — the one with the flashing lights — provided by your network service provider. (At The Landings you either have AT&T or Comcast). If you get a new modem/router or change network providers, you will need to “introduce” all of your internet-dependent devices to the new modem one at a time.

All of them? 

Yes.

How many do I have?

Probably more than you think. Don’t forget these:

  • Computers
  • Cell phones
  • Tablets
  • Smart watches
  • Printers
  • Smart televisions
  • Streaming TV players (Apple TV, Roku)
  • Wireless music systems (Sonos)
  • “Smart home” devices (Alexa, Echo)
  • “Smart home” controllers for security systems, thermostats, locks, lights, cameras, etc.

In the Settings menu of each device, identify your new network name and enter the new password. Until you do this successfully, your device(s) will not work as intended.

Suggestion: make a list of all of your Wi-Fi connected devices so if you get a new modem, you won’t forget any of them.