When it’s finally time to get a new Wi-Fi router, there’s no need to panic. Whether you’ve switched ISPs or decided to buy something faster, hipper, and more reliable than whatever piece of plastic your ISP gave you, upgrading your router doesn’t have to be a headache.
If you have a smart home like me, you may be concerned about having to manually update every lightbulb, light switch, and security camera in your home to the new network. (As of today, I have 112 devices on my network.) While typing a new password into a laptop or iPad is fairly easy, smart home devices require you to open each app for each smart device and go through the sometimes painful process of updating the wifi access. This can be a real challenge for devices like smart floodlight cameras, which can be located on the side of your house, 15 feet up.
But there is an easier way! Here’s how to change your Wi-Fi router without manually updating each device.
The TL;DR here is: keep the same network SSID and password. For those of you who aren’t sure how to do that, here are the steps to follow: