Router shows old network name after changing it


The router transmits the old network name within a few seconds after I changed it. What I've done:

wifi down
uci set wireless.@wifi-iface[0].ssid=NEW_SSID
uci commit wireless
wifi up

After that, in the available networks, I see the old network and the new one for a few seconds. Why is this happening and, most importantly, how to fix it?

1 Like

No, it doesn't.

Client devices show entries in their list of available stations for a bit even after they are gone, for several reasons.

Firstly, it takes a few seconds to scan through the wifi bands to get a list of stations (usually between 3 and 5 seconds, depending on wifi hardware). Secondly, they would not remove a station from the list until it has been gone for several consecutive scan cycles. Likewise, they would not add a network to the list until it has shown in a few scan cycles. This is simple hysteresis to prevent the list of network from fluctuating wildly every few seconds.

This is completely regular behaviour, there is nothing to fix.

1 Like

No matter how much time has passed, after turning on the wifi, I still see the old and new networks.

Perhaps you have more than one Wi-Fi interface:

uci show wireless

You need to update SSID for each interface.

He is alone.


It is important to note that everything happens after turning on the network. It doesn't matter how long I wait in the web interface, changes will only be available after turning on the network.

1 Like

Instead of down/up you can try:

wifi reload

Note that network/interface name and Wi-Fi SSID are different entities.

1 Like

Cool! Using wifi reload, I only see the new network! Many thanks!

1 Like

This topic was automatically closed 10 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.