What are the passwords that should not be used on a Wi-Fi network?

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However, it is possible that the connection is weak or slow, and one of the likely reasons is that other users are accessing the Internet. For this reason it is advisable to set a password on the router so that only those who know the password can access it.

Unfortunately, router passwords can be easily obtained with certain computer tools and applications. For this reason it is recommended to place one key difficult to decipher.


Many people make the mistake of setting common, easy-to-guess passwords such as favorite names, dates, or items. Likewise, passwords with simple words are also easy to crack.


To prevent malicious users from attempting to break the security of our password, we must keep in mind that it must be complex and for this we will mention what the passwords that should not be used on a Wi-Fi network.

Short passwords

Entering short passwords it should be avoided at all costs. The minimum allowed is 8 characters but we must always make sure that our password has more characters. You should always opt for long passwords, since the longer they are, the harder they will be to hack.

Common or daily passwords

No matter how long a password is, it can be pretty useless if it's one famous or very popular phrase.  Avoid entering song phrases, brand slogans or religious prayers, as the piracy software is very advanced and will be able to crack this type of password quickly.

The ideal is to establish keys as random as possible, interspersing characters, numbers and letters, making a combination of lowercase and uppercase.


Well-written passwords

While this may squeak for many people, the most recommended is to write bad words or substitute some letters for numbers that act as such. An example would be: "M3 gu $ tan lo $ hela2" instead of writing "I like ice cream"


Common combinations

Even if you've set a password that includes a combination of alphanumeric values, it may still be weak and easy to crack. Avoid using these types of combined passwords: password12345, 1234abcd, admin, 12345678…

How to change my password

In case your Wi-Fi router password is similar to the one mentioned above, you should change it as soon as possible.

You shouldn't worry if your password is currently weak, because you can change it as many times as you want to strengthen it more and more. To change the password of your router you have to follow a series of simple steps that we will list below:

Log in to the router

From our mobile or computer we will have to access the router configuration. For this we will have to open the browser and type the IP address. Generally it is usually one of these: 192.168.1.1, 192.168.0.1, 192.168.2.1

Enter your username and password

Once you enter the IP address, the router will ask you to enter your username and password to prevent another person from accessing your router's settings.

If you haven't changed these values, you can check them on the label the router has on the back, otherwise you can reset the router pressing the reset button for 30 seconds. Generally the user is admin and the password is admin.


Go to the wireless settings of the router

Being inside the router, we will have to access his wireless configuration in order to subsequently access the safety section.

Change wifi password

Once in the security tab we will have to locate the option «Password» and there you can enter a new password.


Choose the type of security

There are three types of wireless encryption: WEP, WPA e WPA2. The latter setting is the safest of all, however it is not compatible with all devices, but any other setting may work fine.

Set the name of the Wi-Fi network

Once you agree with all the previous configurations, you will need to define your username. Try using a name that doesn't reveal any information that could be used to hack your Wi-Fi.

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