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How do I change my WiFi password?

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Last updated: 11 March 2022

Having a strong WiFi password ensures that only the right people can access your network. Part of keeping things secure means changing it from time to time, but how do you reset your WiFi password?

Thankfully, changing your WiFi password isn’t difficult and it can be done in just a few minutes. The process will vary slightly depending on your broadband provider and the router you have, but generally you should be able to change yours by following these three simple steps:

1. Access Router

First off, you’ll need to make sure you are connected to your WiFi network and open a web browser. Next, enter the IP address of your router into the search bar. The vast majority share one of three different addresses, 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1 or 10.0.0.1. If that doesn’t work, you will need to find out your router's IP address manually.

2. Login

Next, you will need to login using your username and password. If this is the first time you’ve done this, they will be set to a default. This could be ‘admin’ or ‘blank’, but if that doesn’t work, you will need to check your router or the manual for details.  

3. Change password

Displays will vary slightly depending on what router you have, but you should be able to see a section that says wireless, wireless security or WLAN. Click on this and then find change your password. All you will need to do then is enter your desired password and click save. We would always recommend using a strong password and if you’re not sure what that is, there are many online tools which can automatically generate them for you.

 

 

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Michael Quinn

Author: Michael Quinn

Michael is a dedicated author helping usave to write guides, blogs and news for the last four years. When not writing articles, you can usually find him at wine tasting events or having a political debate on the night tube.

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