How to Change Your Wi-Fi Network Name and Password
Doing a quick router reset for a forgotten password or network name? Don’t panic!Changing your Wi-Fi password and network name is easy with a few simple steps. Whether you’re setting up a new router or just giving your old one an upgrade, here’s how to make your Wi-Fi safe and secure:
1. Access Your Router
First, access your router’s configuration page. This can usually be done by entering the router’s IP address into your browser. Most IP addresses are either 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. Check your router’s documentation, as this could vary depending on your device. You will be prompted to enter a username and password. The default username and password can be found on the bottom of your router.
2. Change Your Username and Password
Once logged in, you can change your username and password in the administration panel. You can also change your router’s Wi-Fi network name. Make sure your username and password are secure and hard to guess. Strong passwords have at least 16 characters, with a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
3. Save Your Changes
Once you’ve entered your new username and password, click save to complete the process. Your router will reboot and your new settings will be in place.
4. Connect Your Devices
Now, it is time to connect your devices to your Wi-Fi network. You need to enter your new credentials to connect. It is important to check your devices are all using the newest version of the password.
5. Update Firmware
Once connected, you can update the firmware of your router. Firmware updates often improve your performance, security, and provides added features. Check your router’s manufacturer website for an updated version and instructions on how to install it.
Once you’ve finished the steps above, you’re good to go! Make sure to check your router settings periodically to ensure it’s up-to-date with your current devices and to ensure you have a secure and reliable Wi-Fi network.
Benefits of a Secure WiFi Network:
- Keeps your devices safe from malicious activity
- Improves performance and connection speeds
- Protects personal data from third parties
- Makes your home more secure