How To Change Your Wi-Fi and Router Password (For Netgear)

by Maria Munoz I am a proficient content writer

Time to time but not every-time, it is crucial to change the password of our router and Wi-Fi network. Usually when we make the initial configuration of a router, we place an "easy to remember" password for our convenience. But that also leaves the computer vulnerable and in general to all the devices connected to the network.

It is because of this that it is very important to know how to change the name and password of our router and its network. It not only allows us to customize the way our Wi-Fi network is displayed but it is also a level of security against possible invaders. In this post we will teach you everything you need to know in this aspect.

First of all we need to access the modem settings menu, for this we use any browser and in the search bar we write the address of Home (home). This address varies slightly from one provider to another and from one router model to another. In the case of Netgear, the address is almost always  Also some models make use of the addresses

Once accessed with the correct address, we will be facing a screen demanding your Username and Password. The username and password data also vary slightly from one manufacturer to another.

It is important to mention that in case of not being able to access it will be necessary to communicate with the manufacturer to provide the correct data or verify the user manual because many times the access credentials are identified there. Once inside the configuration panel we will see several options, but the only one that interests us in this case is the Wi-Fi network. From here you can change the WiFi network name as well as the password.

Note: For your convenience, we have provided the detailed steps in the section beneath.

Router Login and Password Change Steps

Given below are the detailed steps for changing the router as well as WiFi password by Netgear Router Support

Step 1

Open a web browser and navigate to the IP address of your router by entering the IP address in the navigation bar of the program where you commonly write the domain of a website. For the default installations, Netgear is sent with the IP address

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Step 2

Enter your current administrator password. The default username and password for the administrator account are "admin" and "password" ("password" in English), respectively. For some old Netgear models, the default password is "1234", however, you must refer to the user-manual of your device.

Step 3

Click on the "Set password" link on the left side of the control panel. A new window will appear with three text boxes: "old password", "new password" and "confirm new password".

Step 4:

Click on the option to enable wireless encryption. When you enable encryption, a text box will appear asking for a wireless password. Enter the password in it.

Step 5:
Click on "WPA-2" in the drop-down menu called "Encryption type". Click "Save" to save the router configuration . The router will perform a simple reboot, and the password will now be necessary to access the Wi-Fi service.

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