How to Change your SSID and WiFi Password

Keep your connection safe and secure in 3 simple steps.

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The short answer:

  • Both the SSID and WiFi password can be done in the router's settings page.
  • Strong passwords should contain upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and special characters.

 

The longer answer:

Knowing how to change your WiFi password and SSID–Service Set Identifier– is a big part of keeping your network secure while making it easier for you to find it when you need to connect to it.

 

So, how do you do it?

  1. Go to your router’s settings page by entering your router’s IP address, a series of numbers such as 000.111.000.111, into your browser’s address bar. Once there, find the configuration page and enter your router’s username and password.
  2. Look for the wireless settings, which will vary depending on the router’s manufacturer. You can usually change the SSID password to something fun and simple, like “Bill Wi the Science Fi” here.
  3. Go to the security page to change your the WiFi password.  Your password needs to use a mix of letters, numbers and special characters to keep people and hackers from guessing it. Save your settings then the router will process the change and you’ll be able to connect through WiFi with your new password.

Try to make it easy for you to remember. Or at least, easier than the default password that’s something like ”33hxHS6978H@&hY2″.

It is also possible for you to use the Wixi app to easily change your router's name and password. 

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