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How to change the Wi-Fi password and why you should

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How to change the Wi-Fi password and why you should

This means that the strength of the Wi-Fi password will determine the security of our Internet connection. A weak or insecure password is similar to not locking the door at home, and the repercussions may be disastrous, as we know from personal experience after experiencing an intrusion a few years ago.

How to change Wi-Fi password

It is a fairly simple operation; simply visit "http://192.168.0.1/" in your Internet browser to access your router's interface. You will enter the login section to access your router's interface, so enter your username and password. They will be the ones that were configured by default if you have not altered them. If you have any questions, you can contact your Internet provider or the router manufacturer's assistance.

Once you've accessed your router's interface, proceed as follows:

Look for a section titled WLAN or Wi-Fi. Depending on the router you use, the name may change.

You should see a tab with the names of the networks that your Wi-Fi connection utilizes, which are normally two, one on the 2.4 GHz frequency and one on the 5 GHz band.

Just below the names, a section dedicated to each network's passwords, which are generally secret, should show.

To change your passwords, simply remove the ones you were using and enter the new ones. If you think it's required, you can have a distinct password for each band's connection.

After you've entered the new passwords, all you have to do is accept (save the changes) and you're done.

Remember that changing your password will disconnect all devices that were previously connected to your Wi-Fi network, and you will need to reconnect them by entering the new password.

Changing our Wi-Fi password is the most effective technique to improve the security of our Internet connection. It would be similar to using a more resistant door and a stronger lock to prevent intruders from breaking into the house, with the added benefit that in this case it will just take a minute and will be free.

Even something as easy as changing the default Wi-Fi password to a more secure password can make a significant difference, as they are frequently cracked by brute force attacks. However, we must keep in mind that by changing the Wi-Fi password, we will also be removing any intruders who have connected to our wireless network.

When attempting to reconnect, the intruder will be required to enter the new password, and if we have chosen a long password containing digits, lowercase and uppercase letters, and special characters, he will have a difficult time.

Post by Bryan C.