How To Change Wifi Name and Password – 5 Easy Steps

The first thing you should do when you acquire a new wifi router is update the default wireless network name and password. This will make remembering your WiFi password much easier. It will also make it more difficult for hackers to break into your network and steal sensitive data such as your bank account information or other login details.

Using your router’s web interface, or the dedicated app, update the SSID name and wifi password of your wifi router. To help you, we are going to guide you step by step on how to change wifi name and password of your wireless router with ease.


Learn How To Change Your WiFi Network Name and Password

Let see how we can change wifi password and ssid with macOS or windows laptop easily.

Open a web browser and type your router’s IP address into the address bar to change your router WiFi name and password. Then sign in and select the band you want to change. Finally, under the Basic tab, enter in your new password and network name, then click Apply.

Below are the step-by-step instructions of changing SSID (wifi name) and Password.

Step 1: Open Browser

Open any of installed web browsers. There are plenty of browsers available such as firefox, edge, chrome and opera. Install any of the browser and open it by clicking on its icon.

Step 2: Router IP Address

Most routers have the same private IP address. So, you can try entering “192.168.0.1” or “192.168.1.1” into the address bar of your browser and click enter. If you get a warning stating your connection is not private just ignore it and click on “Proceed anyway”.

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If none of the above IP addresses work then look at the bottom of the router. There will be a sticker, on its IP address will be written to access router settings.

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Step 3: Router Username and Password

After entering IP address of the router, you will get a popup saying enter username and password. This is router login credentials. By entering the correct username and password, you will be able to access router settings.

Normally, these credentials are written on the bottom of the router. If you forgot the router login details then simply reset the router settings to restore its default settings.

The most common router usernames are “admin,” “user,” or just leave it blank. The most common router passwords are “admin,” “password,” or leave it blank.

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Step 4: Access Wireless Settings

Now after successfully logging into the router, click on wireless tab to access the wifi name and password settings. This setting can differ from router to router. In some models, you have to click wireless then advance settings to change wifi name and password.

wireless settings for changing wifi name and pass

Step 4: Change Wifi Name And Password

Final step is changing wifi name (also known as SSID) and password then click on apply or save changes. Make sure to set strong wifi password and select WPA encryption standard for maximum protection. After that your router will reboot and new settings will get applied.

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Wifi Name and Password Successfully Updated

So, this is how you change wifi name and password on any wifi router. In above example, I am using TP-Link router which is quite great and has straight forward easy to use settings page.

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But almost all routers have same identical settings tab. Only difference you going to see is every router has different WebUI interface. If you have any question, let us know in the comments below.


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