How to change the name and password of my Wi-Fi network? - Step by Step

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However, one of the big disadvantages is that third parties can connect to our Wi-Fi network and this, not only that, does not endanger. But it also consumes us the bandwidth we are paying for.

To avoid this kind of situation, it is important change the username and password of our Wi-Fi network. All routers come with a default password. Depending on the Internet provider, it is more or less difficult to decipher them. But there are many applications that can do this if you leave everything by default.



That is why it is ideal to change this data, especially the password, and create one that is truly unique and complex without using absolutely anything that is connected to us.

With proper use of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols, you can rest assured that no one will connect to your Wi-Fi network, whatever they do. So we will see a detailed tutorial so that you learn how to change the username and password of your wireless connection.

On the other hand, it doesn't hurt that you learn what WiFi is and what it's for, information every user should know.

Change my Wi-Fi network name and password

You have two options to know the IP address you need to log in to change the Wi-Fi network name and password.

The first and simplest is to look behind the router. All routers have the IP address that must be entered by a browser accompanied by the username and password that are required to enter.

The other method is to do it via the Command Prompt. For this we reward " Start »Or the» button Windows »On the keyboard and we type » cmd »Without the quotes, then hit enter.



A completely dark window opens. Here you will have to type ipconfig e press enter. See multiple IP addresses.

The only IP address we're interested in is the default gateway which generally starts like this: 192.168.XX.XX. That address is what you need to type in your browser. It can be in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or your favorite browser.

How to change the details of my Wi-Fi network

Let's move on to a tricky part now to explain why each manufacturer has a setup site that varies a lot from each other. We will try to give you the basics so that you can change your Wi-Fi network username and password

What you should do is try to locate the section " Network name (SSID) »You will realize that you are in the right place because you will see data such as main network name, network name (SSID), WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA pre-shared key, etc. It is a fairly broad shape.


Next, what you will do is change only the parameters we are about to comment on, it is not necessary or recommended to change anything else if you don't know what you are doing.

The first thing we will change will be the SSID name. Then we will change the WPA pre-shared key. In the case of the password, we recommend that you try to create a really secure one by combining numbers, capital letters and symbols. That said, we recommend knowing what passwords are not to be used in a Wi-Fi network.


Once you have made all the changes. You just have to restart the router and that's it. Now the Wi-Fi will have a new name and password you entered in the previous step.

Obviously all devices that were connected to this network will have to be reconnected with the new data.

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