How to Change Your Wi-Fi Network’s Name and Password?

By Rimzhim Sharma November 26, 2016 How To, Tech Tips

Wireless technology has become increasingly widespread and helps us to stay connected be it our home, libraries, café, trains, restaurants, airports or anywhere. If you use Wi-Fi for your smartphone or device, you might have noticed that people often keep interesting names for their Wi-Fi connections. You too can change your Wi-Fi network’s name by following the below steps.

 1. Find your Router’s IP Address

Typically, this includes accessing your router’s interface over a web browser.

a. Press the windows + R key to open the run dialog box. Type in “cmd” and hit enter.

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b. In the command prompt type “ipconfig” and hit enter.

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c. Here you’ll see the router’s IP address displayed to the right of “Default Gateway” under the network connection you’re currently using.

d. If you are using a Mac click the Apple menu and select “System Preferences”. Click the “Network” icon, select your Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection and click “Advanced”.

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e. Click over to the “TCP/IP” tab and look for the router’s address listed there.

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2. Access the web interface:

To open the settings of your modem’s interface, follow the below steps:

a. Launch any web browser (google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox Safari etc.)

b. In the address bar type router address which we availed from STEP 1.

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c. This IP address will open the interface of your modem’s setting.

d. You’ll be asked to enter the router’s username and password to log in. On most routers, you may need to enter “admin” as the username and a blank password, or “admin” as both the username and password, or just “admin” as password with a blank username. Try any of these to login.

3. Change the Wi-Fi network’s name and password.

  • After logging in look for Wi-Fi settings. Usually you’ll find it on the very first page, look around and click on it.
  • In the Settings you may see a field named either “SSID” or “Network name”. These are the same thing — the name of your wireless network.
  • The “password” and “passphrase” fields are also the same. It’s recommended to choose a fairly long wireless password, and you may want to use a phrase or a series of words, rather than a single word. This field may also be named wireless “key,” WPA-PSK key, or something similar.

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  • Once you change your Wi-Fi name and password click on Apply to save your settings.

It is done! So now go on and follow these steps to tease your neighbors with your funny Wi-Fi name.

Read Also: How to View Saved Wi-Fi Password in Windows?

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Rimzhim Sharma

"Rimzhim Sharma is a blogger at The Phone Support. An engineer by qualification, she discovered her penchant for writing all things tech and cool, quite by chance. She writes about newest technology trends and gadgets. When not writing, Rimzhim is likely to be found reading, traveling, or simply digging into her favorite foods."