The vast majority of us use Wi-Fi every day as it allows us to use the internet of a variety of devices anywhere in our home. With security becoming more and more of a concern with each passing year, making sure that your password is solid is very important. Make sure you check out our guide to stay safe online.
It’s nice and easy to change the password to your Wi-Fi but it will vary slightly from router to router.
How to change your Wi-Fi password
You’ll need to make your way into your router’s settings for this. You can access your router directly from your web browser by typing in your router’s local IP address. The standard address is ‘192.168.1.1’ but this will vary depending on the make and model of your router.
If you’re having trouble accessing your router through a browser, have a look at the make and model online and you’ll be able to find out how to get to it.
BT routers for example can be accessed by entering ‘192.168.1.254’ into the address bar.
To gain access to your router you will need to enter the username and password for the administrator. This should not be confused with your Wi-Fi password, which grants devices access to your Wi-Fi network. The administrator username and password will let you change the more sensitive settings on your router.
If you don’t know what your Administrator username or password is, you will find it printed on your router along with your default Wi-Fi password.
Once you log into your router head into your Wireless settings. These options will differ slightly from router to router again, but you will be able to find the option to change your Wi-Fi password. Make the change here, and change it to something memorable.
It doesn’t have to be hugely complicated, but if you can include a few capital letters and numbers, that will go a long way to improving the strength of the password.