WiFi which means Wireless fidelity is a technology for radio Wireless local area networking of devices. The devices which can use Wi-FI technology are desktops, laptops, mobiles, smart tv’s, tablets and video game consoles etc. These Wi-Fi compatible devices can connect to the internet via an access point such as a hotspot or a WLAN. Each Wi-Fi connection can be password protected for a limited usage. In this article we will go through the different steps on how to change Wi-Fi password.
To have a Wi-Fi password is to protect your data. Although Wi-Fi is a great way to get connected a poor security can sometimes keep your personal files at a great risk. To protect your network you need to change your router password regularly and make sure it is properly protected. Changing your Wi-Fi’s password keeps you protected from the users near you who use your data cheaply.
Changing Wi-Fi Password
To change your Wi-Fi password is very easy if you know how to handle the steps associated with it carefully. To change the Wi-Fi password, firstly, you need to go to the router’s configuration page. You need to enter your user name there and then change the password in the wireless settings available.
Steps to Change Wi-Fi password
Here are a few simple steps you can go through to change your Wi-Fi password. Follow them carefully for clear implementation.
How to change Wi-Fi password
- Open your router’s configuration page
Access your router’s configuration page through the router’s IP address. If you cannot have access to the configuration page because you forgot your password, you can use an Ethernet cable. This Ethernet cable acts as a bypass to the Wi-Fi password. Standard router addresses are 192.168.1.1, 192.168.0.1, , 192.168.2.1 or 10.0.1.1 (Apple) or 10.0.0.1 (Xfinity). Enter the address into your browser’s address bar.
- Enter your router’s admin name and password
A router requires a user name and a password to get you logged in and access the internal settings. If you have never changed or accessed your user name, the user name may generally be “admin” or “userAdmin”. The password may be “admin”, ‘password” or your current Wi-Fi password.
- Open the Wireless section
Go to the Wireless section of the router admin page. You generally can see the Wireless section or the Wireless Settings/Setup page. If your “Wireless” section has multiple subsections, open the Wireless Security page.
- Change the password
Look for the box labeled “Password”, “Passphrase” or “Shared Key”. You can enter your new password into this dialogue box.
- Check Security type
Use the WPA2 security type. There are three main types of security types, namely, WPA, WEP and WPA2. WPA2 is the most secure network.
- Change the Network name
It is a better option to always change your Network name. Changing your network name helps to lower the chances of getting hacked or misused.
- Save the Settings
Once you have finished changing your password and stuff, save your settings by clicking the apply/save button. Once the settings are changed you can connect to your wireless network using your new password.
You have successfully completed changing your Wi-Fi password. Thereby, you can now access your Wi-Fi by reconnecting to the router using your new password.
To conclude: Those are a few steps you can follow to change your Wi-Fi password. Comment your views below and do share the content. For more of some interesting tech articles visit Morphigo.com and delve into some interesting stuff. Cheers!
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