How to Change the Default Password of a Network Router

You may know about the default network password that helps you login into your router admin page. But did you know it is necessary to change the default password so that no one can hack into your router admin page. Anyone who has the access to your home network can login into your router admin page and make changes that you do not approve of. Thus, if you need to secure your router then change your default password now.

The following guide will help you with how to change the default password of a network router and secure your home network better.

Steps to Change the Default Password on a Network Router

Changing your default network password takes less than a minute, so don’t procrastinate and change it today.

  • Open any browser and type the router default IP address in the address bar. It is usually 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1.
  • In case you are confused, just look at your device as many manufacturers print the default IP address along with the default username and password on the device itself.
  • After you enter the IP address, it will as you for the default username and password. The default username is usually ‘admin’ and the default password is ‘admin’ or ‘password’ or supposed to be left blank.
  • Once you reach the router admin page, you need to look for the Administration
  • On the Administration page you can enter the new password for your router and re-enter it to confirm.
  • Click Save and your changes will take effect immediately.

It is absolutely necessary to change the default password of a network so that trouble-makers do not lock you out of your own home network. Just follow these simple steps and make your network safe from hackers.

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References:

  1. https://www.lifewire.com/change-default-password-on-router-818075
  2. https://www.lifewire.com/changing-default-password-on-wifi-network-816567
  3. https://www.howtogeek.com/233421/how-to-change-your-wifi-networks-name-and-password/
  4. http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=461084&seqNum=2
  5. https://www.itworld.com/article/2716804/security/if-your-router-is-still-using-the-default-password–change-it-now-.html

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