How to Set Router’s Wifi Name & Password


This guide was made for TP-Link Brand routers. Instructions will vary slightly by brand… but the general idea is the same. It is recommended to do this with a computer connected directly to the router via an ethernet cable.


Step 1.

Go to your router’s login page by clicking on one of these links: http://192.168.1.1, or http://192.168.0.1
(If these links don’t work, you may need to refer to your router’s manual. Or run this batch file, on a Windows machine, to automatically open your router’s configuration page.)


Step 2.

Login using your username & password. If you haven’t set one, use the default:

User: admin
Pass: admin


Step 3.

Go into your router’s Wireless Settings configuration page.
This is where you will change your router’s Wireless Network Name.
If you want to leave it the same, skip to the next step.

-Type your new name into the ‘Wireless Network Name’ field. (This is what your wifi network will show up as to your devices).
-After typing in your new name, scroll down to the bottom and click save. You may need to reboot the router for changes to take effect.


Step 4.

Go to the ‘Wireless Security’ page. This is where you can set your Wifi password.

-Type your new password in the ‘Wireless Password’ field.
(The recommended setting is WPA2/PSK Personal with AES encryption.)

-After you’ve typed the password, scroll down to the bottom and click save.
You may need to reboot the router for changes to take effect.


Step 5 (If you cannot connect after changing password).
If you can’t connect to your wireless network after changing the password, it is likely that its still trying to connect with the old password. So you may need to go into your device’s wireless settings & tell it to ‘forget’ the network. Then upon re-connecting, it will prompt you to enter the new password.

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