Congratulations on getting a new router. Along with the router, you get a new password as well. This password is not only long, boring but also very difficult to remember. Now you have to memorize it or write it down in case someone needs to connect with your wifi. But it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why we have compiled a short, easy guide for you to conveniently change your password.
Let’s discuss how you can conveniently change your wifi name & password.
What is the difference between Wifi name & passwords and router name & passwords?
Many people confuse between Wifi name & router name. They think it’s the same. However, your wifi name (known as your SSID) is automatically assigned (in form of long, difficult characters) by default by the manufacturer. This is the name that you or anyone else trying to connect to the wifi will see. However, as no one can & should remember this lengthy boring name, you can change it to something more easier and cheerful.
But before changing your wifi name and password, you need to figure out the router’s name and password so you can log in. This is usually provided by the router manufacturer. You can change both of their names & passwords to improve the overall wifi security.
Here’s how to change it.
Here’s how to change your wifi name & password
- To be log into the web interface of your router, you need to know what your IP address is. You can find your IP address through the router or by connecting to the internet and searching “what’s my IP address”
- Now, you need to browse your preferred browser and enter your IP address in the address bar.
- You’ll see a web page prompting you to enter your router’s id and password.
- Once you enter the router’s credentials, you’ll be logged in.
- Now that you’re logged in, please find the SSID or network label under the settings heading.
- When you open the SSID or network settings (your Wifi name actually) you’ll find the bars with your current Wifi name & password. Click on them and create a new name & strong password to your liking.
Now that you know about Wifi, let’s change the router password together
Almost all the routers with a default setting (name, password, etc) set by the manufacturer. However, choosing to stay with the default password can negatively affect your overall security. But before changing your router’s password, you need to find it right?
Here’s where you can find it.
- At the back of your router
- In the router’s manual
- Or contact the router’s support with your IP address and they’ll send you the password.
Once you’ve found the current password (which we have discussed above,) follow these steps next:
- Open a browser and enter the router’s IP address in the search bar.
- It’ll prompt you to login using your router credentials.
- Once you’re logged in, look for advanced or settings (the orientation may differ depending on the manufacturer)
- Click on set password.
- Enter our old password.
- Choose a strong new password and save it.
Now that you’ve changed your password. Make sure:
- It is not easily discoverable.
- You don’t share it with too many people.
- You don’t save it in some unauthentic app but somewhere safe.