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WiFi password is a security measure which prevents unauthorized person to connect to your wireless network.


What is the risk if your WiFi password is weak?

Weak WiFi password can be easily cracked, allowing attackers to access your wireless home network, steal your bandwidth and sensitive data, and even view your network traffic.

What is the recommended WiFi password?

  • Use a password with at least eight characters.
  • Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • Use a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.

How do I change my WiFi password?

  1. Using your computer or mobile device, open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome), then log in to the Admin console of your home router.

    Different router manufacturers have different ways of logging in to the Router Admin Console. You may refer to your Router Manual for more details. The most common is http://192.168.1.1.

  2. Go to Wireless > Security menu option.

    Other router manufacturers follow a similar path to Wireless Security. Check the website of your router manufacturer or the Router Manual for more details.

  3. Change the encryption option to WPA2-PSK. If WPA2 isn't an option, you may need to upgrade the router's firmware first.

    You might see a WPA2-Enterprise setting. This enterprise version of WPA2 is intended more for corporate environments.

  4. Create a strong password with the following qualifications:
    • Use a password with at least eight characters.
    • Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters.
    • Use a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
  5. Click Save or Apply to submit the changes. The router might need to reboot for the settings to take effect.
  6. Reconnect all your wireless devices by selecting the WiFi SSID and entering the new WiFi password.
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