How to change your Wi-Fi network password

Camryn Smith

Apr 23, 2024 — 2 min read

Changing your Wi-Fi password can help keep your home network secure.

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Changing your Wi-Fi password is a common step people take to keep their networks secure or even just to remember their passwords better. Whether you’re changing your network name and password from its default settings or just want to switch it up, there are a few ways you can do it:  

  • Use your ISP’s app
  • Use a web browser

Change your Wi-Fi password through your mobile app

Nowadays, you can manage your home network through a mobile app. If you are using equipment directly from your ISP, get set up with its mobile app if you have not done so already. 

Some popular ISPs with mobile network managing apps include: 

If you own your own equipment outside of your ISP, don’t worry. The equipment brands often have mobile apps for customers as well. 

Some popular Wi-Fi equipment brands with apps include: 

Once in your mobile app, you can easily manage your home network and change your Wi-Fi password. Simply navigate to the correct menu settings and enter in your new network name and password. Once your equipment reboots, enter in your new network name and password. 

Looking for new equipment? Explore our top routers of 2023. 

Change your Wi-Fi password through your browser

If you don’t have a mobile app, you can also change your network name and password through a web browser using the router’s configuration settings. 

The first thing you need to do is find your router’s IP address in order to access these settings. Check the bottom or back of your router or the user manual to find it. 

Now, you’re ready to change your password through a web browser. Here’s how you do it: 

  1. Open an internet browser and type in your router’s IP address.
  2. Next, log into your router with its username and password. These can usually be found on the back, side or bottom of your router, unless you created them yourself.
  3. Locate the Wi-Fi settings option. This could also be called ‘Wireless’, ‘Wireless Security’ or ‘WLAN.’
  4. Now, enter your new password in the Wi-Fi password box. Make sure it is a strong password that you can easily remember while keeping your network safe. 
  5. Save these changes

The bottom line

It’s important to have a strong Wi-Fi password to keep your home network secure, so changing it from the default password is a good idea. While using a mobile app is usually the quickest and easiest way to do so, using a web browser is also an option. Whichever option you choose, make sure your new password is strong and easy to remember. 

Camryn Smith

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Camryn Smith

Cammy is a writer with Allconnect, growing her broadband industry knowledge for over a year on the internet marketplace. Her expertise lies in home internet and broadband service with a focus on providers, plans… Read more

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