If you are using a Wi-Fi network in your home, you probably have set a password to that network to protect it from unwanted users of your internet. However, it is advisable that you change your Wi-Fi network from time to time to avoid any hackers using your Wi-Fi for free or malicious intent.
Read here in our previous article on how to know if someone has hacked your internet Wi-Fi. However, before that, here are some other reasons that you might want to change your Wi-Fi password regularly.
WHY THE NEED TO CHANGE WI-FI PASSWORD REGULARLY
- To protect from unwanted users who manage to guess your Wi-Fi password
- To safeguard from malicious spyware that may cause harm to your devices that are connected to the Wi-Fi network
- Family members might have shared your Wi-Fi password to their friends. Changing password regularly will ensure that your Wi-Fi is secured
So, if you have never changed your Wi-Fi password and wanted to know how to do that,
here are the simple steps.
Log into your Wi-Fi router using your web browser. Make sure you are using the same wireless network. Depending on the type of your router, the IP address usually is 192.168.0.1
If you have not changed your router password, your router might be using the default password. You can check the label under your Wi-Fi router to know your default password.
In your Router interface, click at the Settings
At the Wi-Fi router settings, click at “Wireless.”
Fill the password column with your new password. Make sure the password character must be between 8 to 63 characters in length
So, there you have it. 4 simple steps on how you can change your Wi-Fi password. Read also our previous article on how to speed up your Wi-Fi internet.
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