I am not a "systems guy" and am setting up a home network for the very first time. I am using a wireless NetGear WNR2000v2 router.
When I go into the router config page (192.168.1.1) I see the section where I can name my SSID. The default value is
NETGEAR. I would like to change that to something else, like
zacs-sandbox, however I have one hang-up that is preventing me from taking the next step.
I have a desktop running Ubuntu that does not have a wireless card and I am intentionally keeping it that way. I am connecting that machine to my router via Cat(5?) cable. When I do this, the only network I see available to connect to is
Auto eth0, which I can see is provided by my router. I know this because I can only access the router config page from that machine when it's connected to the router.
My question: I understand the term SSID to be the name of the WLAN, which would be the wireless network I am broadcasting from that router. But if I change the name of my router's SSID to, say,
zacs-sandbox, I don't think my wired Ubuntu desktop will show the reflected change from
Auto eth0 to
What do I need to do to change
Auto eth0 to the same name as my SSID?