These days, Wi-Fi is one of the best ways to connect to the Internet at home and at work. But one of the requirements of using Wi-Fi or wireless internet is to change its password every once in a while for more security. Changing the Wi-Fi password helps strangers find it difficult to use your Internet.
It's not difficult to change your Wi-Fi password, and to do so you need to log in to your router or modem panel and change the information that was previously entered as a password. In this article, we will teach you how to change your Wi-Fi password. Stay with us.
You must first go to your modem's admin panel. If you are using a laptop and want to change your router's password wirelessly, you must first connect to the Internet by entering your previous password. If you forgot your Wi-Fi password, you can use the Ethernet cable to connect the modem to your computer. In this case, you will no longer need to enter the WiFi password. Here are some tips:
- The default address of the routers is 192.168.1.1, which you must enter in your browser's address bar and then press Enter. Of course, other addresses such as 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.2.1 as well as 10.0.1.1 and 10.0.0.1 are also used in some modems. You must enter your modem address in the browser's address bar. Note, however, that the default URL of most modems is usually listed on the label affixed to the back of the modem.
- If none of the above addresses work for you, press Win + R and type cmd in the small window that opens. When cmd opens, enter the ipconfig command and then press Enter. Look for active links in the list to see a case called Default Gateway. The address in front of this line will be the address you want.
- If the above solution does not work, you need to reset your modem. Note that different Internet services may ask you for different information to reset the modem. But you can always easily reset your modem by calling the backup by phone. After resetting the modem, it is very likely that one of the addresses mentioned in the first point will work for you.
- Some routers come with software. If you have already installed software related to your router, you will probably be able to change your Wi-Fi password through it.
The second step
Now you need to enter the username and password for the router. If you have never changed this option (which is not recommended at all), your router username may be admin or userAdmin. For the password, you must enter one of the admin or password options to enter the modem settings panel. Of course, as we said, this option can be different in different modems.
- If you forget your password and username, you can hold down the Reset button on all modems for a maximum of 30 seconds to reset everything. It should be noted that doing so will eliminate all Internet connection settings. That's why you need information about your Internet service. You can get this information from your service website or by connecting to support to ask how to configure the modem.
The third step
Now you need to go to the Wireless section. In the image, the modem used is called Cisco, and to change the password, you have to go to the Wireless section, which is the same in most modems, but if you do not find this option, you should look for options such as Wireless Settings or Wireless Setup. If your Wireless section contains several other sections, look for the Wireless Security page.
Now it's time to change your password. To do this, look for an option called Password or Passphrase or Shared Key. In this section, you will be able to enter your new Wi-Fi password. Some routers may ask you to enter your password twice, but not on Cisco and D-Link modems.
- Note that it is best to use complex passwords as much as possible. Passwords that are not possible to guess by knowing your personality. Try not to include the selected password, name, phone number or any other personal information. Be sure to use large English words, spaces, numbers, and if necessary, symbols such as!, $, And #.
- A strong password contains at least 8 letters.
One of the things you need to be very careful about is the type of router or modem encryption you are using, including WEP, WPA, and WPA2. For the safest mode, you must use WPA2 mode. However, some older devices may not be able to connect to this type of connection, in which case you can use WPA / WPA2. The use of WEP is not recommended at all because breaking WEP passwords is easy and can be hacked in less than 30 minutes with current technologies.
This is the desired step. But it's a good idea to rename the router now that it's in your modem's settings. The title of the router is actually WiFi, which is displayed in search of computers and phones. It's best to keep your modem name unrelated to your name. Psychologically, doing so will reduce the chances of hackers trying to break the password. Also, routers that use their default name will generally be targeted by hackers.
You must save them after the changes are complete. To do this, you usually need to select the Save Settings or Apply option, which can be different on different modems. The location of this button also varies on routers or modems. After clicking on the option, it will take a few seconds to apply the changes. Also note that by changing the password, all devices connected to the modem will be disconnected.
- After making changes, you can connect to the modem using the new password.