For security reasons, it is essential to change your default WiFi password and name. The default password for your WiFi is weak enough to protect you against hackers. Hackers might be able to find your login information or steal your personal information, such as bank details. It’s also easier to remember your WiFi password if you create it yourself. This article will show you how to change the name and password of your WiFi network on Windows 10 or Mac.
Before You Can Start:
You must log in to your router before you can change your WiFi password and name. This means that you must be connected to your WiFi network, know the IP address of your router, and also its username and password.
You can access your WiFi password on any computer that is connected to the wireless network if you forget it. You can find our step-by_step instructions on how you can find your WiFi password on Windows 10 or how you can find passwords on Mac.
How to change the name and password of your WiFi
Open a web browser, type in your router’s IP address, and click the “Change” button. Type in the username and password associated with your router. Next, search for wireless settings. Enter your new username, and password, then click apply or save.
- Open a web browser. Chrome, Firefox, or Safari are all available.
- Next, type the IP address of your router into the search bar. Then press the Enter key. The privacy settings of most routers are the same. IP address. You can also try ” 192.168.0.1 ” 192.168.1.1 In the address bar of your browser, type “10.0.0.1” or “10.0.0.2”. These options may not work. For more information, see our step-by-step guide. How to find the IP address of your router on a Mac or Windows 10 computer.
Not all connections are private. Netgear says this warning is not important because your router is connected to your local network with security built-in. Click Advanced, then Proceed or Continue to continue.
- Next, enter the username and password of your router and click Log In. Your WiFi username and password may differ from your router’s. Your router’s username or password might be printed on the router itself, or in its manual. You can also use this method if you are unable to locate your router’s username and password. This list Find the default username/password of your router by brand
Notice: Most router usernames are either “admin”, or “user,” or leave it blank. Most router passwords are either “admin”, “password,” or “null”.
- Next, click Wi-Fi. You will typically see this menu in the left sidebar of your browser. You might see a different name depending on the router. To find the basic settings for your wireless router, you might need to click on other buttons.
- Next, you will need to change your password and/or WiFi name. You can usually change your WiFi network by using a text box located next to ” Name” or “SSID” (Service Set Identifier). . You will need to select a security option before you can change your WiFi password. Which router security option should you choose? You can also check out our previous article.
Notable: To change your WiFi name, check the box next to Enable SSID broadcast or something similar.
- Click Apply or Save. Once you click Apply or save, your changes will not take effect.
Notice: You will need to reset all of your devices with the new WiFi network name or password after you have changed your WiFi password. Once you sign in with the new WiFi username or password, all devices connected to the same WiFi network will be removed from the internet.
You can still log in to your router using the default login credentials. Check out our step-by_step guide to reset your router. You can then use your router’s default login credentials to change your WiFi name or password.