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If your router is like most, you probably got a long and annoying password you'll never remember. We'll show you how to change it into something just as secure that'll be easier to remember. Find out how to change your WiFi password below.
Dec 12, 2019 · 3 min read
Before you change your Wi-Fi settings, learn the difference between your Wi-Fi name and password and your router’s name and password. Your Wi-Fi name, otherwise known as your SSID, is the name you see when you try to connect to your Wi-Fi network. By default, this is usually a string of random letters and numbers given by the manufacturer that you can find it on the bottom or back of your router. However, you can change it to something more fun and easier to distinguish.
But to change your Wi-Fi name and password, you’ll first need to find your router login name and password. Your router’s name and password are usually preset by the manufacturer. However, they can and should be changed to improve the overall security of your network. Let’s find out how to do both.
Most routers come with a factory default login name and password, which can compromise your overall network security. However, before you change it, you need to find your current login details. If you haven’t previously changed your password, you will probably find it:
Each router manufacturer might have different interfaces and steps to change your router password. However, most of them will follow this procedure:
Now that you’ve changed your Wi-Fi and router’s passwords, you are one step closer to having a more secure network. However, there are a few more things you can do to secure your Wi-Fi:
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