How To Change Wifi Password
- Enter the IP address of your router in the search bar of any web browser. You can use Safari, Firefox, Chrome or even Edge if you have it on your computer.
- Then press return.
- Enter the username and password of your router in the pop-up screen.
Note: This is not the same as your Wi-Fi username and password. If you have never entered your router, there are several default usernames and passwords to try.
Depending on the router you have, your default username can be "admin", "root" or blank. Your password could also be "admin", "password" or blank.
Once you know your router's username and password, be sure to type it in case you forget it later.
- Enter your existing Wi-Fi username and password and click Sign in.
- Search for "Wireless Settings." If you can't find it, try searching for "Security Settings."
- Enter your new Wi-Fi username and password and then select apply. Your username can also be under "SSID", and your password can be under "WPA-PSK Password" or "Password Phrase" or "Wireless Password" or "WPA2 PSK Password", depending on the router that have and what kind of network security you have.
Discover the differences in network security settings here.
7. Check your system preferences to make sure the changes were applied.
Be sure to enter your updated Wi-Fi username and password in case you forget it in the future.
After changing your WiFi password or username, you can expect your Internet connection to drop. To recover your connection, you must restart your router. Then, after reconnection, you will need to enter your new password so you can connect to the Internet.
After changing the password, you can expect devices that were previously connected to your Wi-Fi to disconnect automatically. You must reconnect each device using the new password manually.