How to add or change wifi passwords
In this article we'll walk you through the process for adding, updating or changing your wifi password. Wifi passwords are a critical component of your network security.
Wifi password recovery: Tips and tricks
Forgot or need to set your wifi password? An unprotected network is a security risk, exposing your online activities and personal data. Learn how to manage your wifi password below.
How to find your wifi password
If you haven't changed the standard password assigned by your internet
service provider, you can locate your wifi password in any of the
How to change your wifi password
To change your wifi password, most laptops and computers can follow the steps below:
1. Connect the device to an ethernet cable.
2. Open your preferred browser and type your router’s IP address into the address bar. Start by trying the two most popular addresses: 192.168.1.0 or 192.168.1.1. If neither of these work, you can locate your IP address in one of two ways:
3. The IP address should take you to a page hosted by your internet service provider. When prompted for login credentials, enter “admin" for the username and password. Alternatively, the password may be “password" or there may be no password.
4. From there, steps can vary depending on the device manufacturer. Locate a section titled "wifi" and look for a specific field containing your password. For example, Cox customers can click on “Wireless" and find their password in one of two fields:
If you are a Cox customer with a Panoramic Wifi-enabled modem, you can also change your password by using the Panoramic Wifi App. Simply click in the edit field for your gateway, enter a new password, and click "Save."
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How to choose a strong wifi password
Your wifi password safeguards your digital space. Using personal info or default passwords leaves your network vulnerable, as they present easy targets for hackers. For optimal security, choose a strong password.
Characteristics of a strong password include:
A strong password does not include the following characteristics:
While a strong password may not be easy to remember, it can make it harder for others to hack into your network.