Our WiFi helps us connect our smartphones, tablets, and computers to the internet. We use WiFi passwords to protect our internet security. If there is no password in your WiFi network, anyone can connect to it and use it. Rough browsing or downloading reduces the internet speed. A lot of traffic on the network makes your internet slow.
Most importantly, unauthorized users can exploit your devices by installing malware or viruses. Even if you have a weak password, hackers can crack it easily and gain access to your network. They can steal your sensitive information. So, it is really important to change your password and make it unguessable.
If you have a new connection or you want to change your previous password, we will guide you to do it. In this article, we will take you there step by step.
How To Change WiFi Password ?
Step 1: Go To Router’s Configuration Page With a Browser
Use any web browser of your computer connected to your network to access your router’s configuration page. If you don’t have the password to connect to the WiFi, you can use an Ethernet cable to connect directly.
Now you need to type your IP Address in the browser’s Address Bar. Typically the IP Address is 192.168.1.1, 192.168.0.1, 192.168.2.1.
If the IP Addresses above can’t access the configuration page, press the Windows Key + R and type “cmd.” This will open the Command Prompt. Here, type “ipconfig” and press enter. You will see your active connection in the list and find your Gateway address.
If these don’t work, you should check at the bottom of your router written as IP Address or Access URL.
Step 2: Enter Username & Password
Now you need to log in to your router with a username and password. To do that, you have to enter a username and password. Oftentimes the username is “admin,” and the password is “admin” or “password” by default. It depends on which model you are using. You can find the login info by searching your model’s name online.
If you changed the login information in the past or forgot it, reset your router by pressing the Reset button. It will reset previous configuration data. Now log in with the default username and password.
Step 3: Go To Wireless Section
On the configuration page, find the wireless section. You will find them in the name “Wireless”, “Wireless Setting”, or “SetUp”.
Step 4: Change The Password
Here you will see a box of Password or WiFi Password. Type a new password here. In some cases, you need to type the password twice to ensure that you typed the correct one.
Try to avoid any personal name or phone number because many people use their own name as a password, which is really easy to crackdown.
Typing a strong and long password makes your connection safer. You can use Upper case & Lower case mixed Words, Numbers, and symbols like #, *, $, @, etc. Make sure that your password is no shorter than 8 characters.
Step 5: Check Your Security
There are three types of wireless security connections. They are WEP, WPA, and WPA2. Among them, WPA2 is the most strong and secure network. If WPA2 isn’t selected, select it now. If you have trouble connecting the older devices, you can switch to WPA.
Step 6: Change The Network Name
This part is not necessary particularly. But you can change it. While changing the network name, try not to put any personal information because it is most visible to everyone.
Step 7: Save Your Changes
After adding the new password and making all the changes in your settings, click the “Save” or “Apply” button. You can find the “Save” or “Apply” button at the top or bottom.
At this point, all the devices that are connected to this network will be disconnected. Now any device that wants to connect to this network will require the new password.
How To Kick People Off The Network
Like most people, you probably don’t want just anyone using your home Wi-Fi network. Maybe you’re worried about security, or maybe you just want to make sure that other people aren’t bogging down your bandwidth. Anyway, there are several easy ways to make sure that people you don’t want on your network are kept off.
First, you need to open up a web browser and type your IP Address into the address bar. This will bring up your router’s configuration page. Enter the username and password to log in.
Once you’re on the configuration page, look for a section that says “Wireless” or “Wireless Security.” In this section, you will see a list of all the devices that are currently connected to your WiFi network. If you see any device that you don’t recognize, you can click on them and select “Disconnect.”
If you want to prevent some specific devices from connecting to your WiFi network in the future, you can usually do so by creating a list of MAC addresses that are allowed to connect. Each piece of hardware has its unique MAC address, so this will ensure that only devices you approve can connect to your network.
To find the MAC address of a device, you’ll need to look in the network settings. Open the Settings and go to General > About on any iPhone or iPad. The MAC address will be listed under “WiFi Address.” On an Android device, go to Settings > About Phone > Status. The MAC address will be listed under “WiFi MAC Address.”
Once you have the MAC addresses of the devices you want to allow, in the configuration page you will see the “MAC Filtering” or “Access Control” section. Here you should be able to add the MAC addresses of the devices you want to allow.
By following these steps, you can easily kick people off your WiFi network and make sure that only the people you want on it can connect.
To protect your information, it is very necessary to use a secure password. Also, changing the password regularly decreases the chance of hacking or catching malicious viruses. Even if there are too many devices connected to your router at a time, it affects the router’s performance. So, you need to inspect your router settings and users regularly. We hope you understand how to change your WiFi password and how to kick off unnecessary devices. If you notice any changes in your network, do the investigation and take the necessary steps. If you can’t solve the problem, immediately contact your internet service provider.