Originally Posted by John Clark
Changing the SSID should make no difference whatsoever. You should be able to name it whatever you want. The only thing preprogrammed on the device is the @Home network for hotspots. Your @Home9762 is just an added profile like any other network. The problem will arise if you hit another router with the same network name (ssid) and the password is different. If you try to add it, it will say you already have that network setup and then it'll change the settings to the new network. Then when you go back to yours you'll have to set it up all over again. I've had this trouble when I had my ssid set to "Linksys." When I hit another Linksys ssid it wouldn't connect without deleting the first "Linksys." Router manufacturers always suggest that you change your ssid to something besides the default.
Yeah, by changing my linksys SSID to "@home", my thinking was that there was some kind of built in priority for that. Such that it gives improved performance as for the OP.
But I don't think the @home password can be changed (if there is one) so unless I could guess it, I couldn't try changing my router's SSID. Other than going no password.
My linksys with dd-wrt seems to only have problems when the network has problems, so it'd just be to try it out.