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How to change your WiFi network password (and remove intruders)

Cómo cambiar la contraseña de tu red WiFi (y expulsar a los intrusos)

Change Password Wifi You can do this yourself by entering the modem or router configuration. The second option is to call and wait for the technical assistance of your internet service provider (ISP) if the default access data of that router has been changed by that provider. In this case, I will obviously show you how to do it on your own using the default access settings of the router. Assuming that this data has been modified by your ISP, you should still search the Internet with your company name, as other people who have already accessed the team often publish it to help new users.

How to change the WiFi password of my router

Connect to the router

First of all, you must already be properly connected to the WiFi network and be able to surf the Internet. This is important. Check in the WiFi settings that the network name is correct and that you are not connected to another WiFi.

Once the above is met, you need to find out your local router or modem access data:

  • IP address
  • User
  • Password

This information can usually be found on a label on the back of your computer. If you can’t find them, try the following, which are the most common defaults for many routers:

  • IP address: 192.168.1.1 (try also 192.168.0.1)
  • User: admin
  • Word: admin

Enter your mobile phone’s browser and enter the indicated IP address in the address bar. You should go to the router login page, where you will have two text boxes to enter your username and password. Try the above. Press «Login» or «Enter». Hopefully you should already be on the router or modem settings page.

If it did not come out as I indicated, then the access data is definitely incorrect. You will need to search for them on the Internet. These results on Google can help.

Change the WiFi key

Once in the router settings, you will need to look for the «WLAN» or «Wireless» section. There you should find an option that says something like «WPA pre-shared key» and next to it a box containing the current WiFi key (some routers give you the option to see that key). Simply enter the new password (must be at least 8 characters long) and press the «Submit» or «Accept» button.

All devices connected to your WiFi will lose access immediately after you change your password, as indicated. You will need to enter your new password in order to navigate again. This is a good way to get rid of intruders.

It’s a good idea to change your WiFi key from time to time. This will prevent any unauthorized person who found your password in an application or obtained it from another mobile phone from continuing to browse.

Rename the network

In the same screen for changing the password, you can also change the name of your network, if you think it is appropriate («SSID» option). It is best to use a discouraging name so that the most naive do not even try to cling. A very common example could be the «virus».

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