Changing your WiFi router login password is important for security reasons. If you keep your default password, it’s easier for hackers to gain access and take control of your network. Hackers can steal personal information, use your network for illegal activities, and even infect your devices with malware.
Creating your own unique and strong password adds an extra layer of security to your network. This password should be complex and difficult to guess, with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Additionally, it’s important to change this password on a regular basis to maintain maximum security.
All modems and routers have default configurations, including the device IP address, Router’s Login password , Network’s connection password and the WiFi network’s Name(SSID). By taking simple steps and changing these settings, you can safeguard your personal information and ensure your network remains secure.
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You should change all the default configurations when installing a modem or router, so that the hackers can’t penetrate into your network using them. You should know that all default configuration’s information for all modems and routers are available on the internet, so the hackers can access them by a quick search.
There are two ways to change the router settings:
Recently, the manufacturers of WiFi routers also provide users with the Router Management Application for free. This application has made managing and setting up the router very simple.
As mentioned In This Post , you can connect to router’s configuration page by typing the router’s default IP address in an explorer (such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet explorer …). “If you don’t know the default router’s IP address , take a look to the router’s label “
When you enter the router’s default IP address, a page similar to the following page will be appears and asking you to enter the router’s user name and password for login to the configuration’s page:
If you have not changed the default configurations, you must use the default username and password to login, which is usually written in the router’s label:
Usually,the default username and password is “admin”
Now, that you can get access to the device settings, just navigate to the “Credential Settings “ or ” Maintenance –>Administration” and change the Router’s Login Password. (Note that the default username in most routers is “Admin” and there is usually no need to change that).
In this method, the user just needs to install the router’s management application introduced by the manufacturer on his mobile phone or tablet. Then connect to the WiFi router. (All routers have a default network name whose specifications are written on the label on the back of the router.
If the router has not been configured, connect to it using this default information). After connecting to the WiFi network, run the router’s management application and proceed according to the steps mentioned in the router’s manual.
The method of configuring an Asus router ( for the first time ) using the official program is as follows :
1. Turn on the phone’s WiFi connection and connect to Router’s default network name (SSID). the default network name starts with “ASUS_XX”.
2. Tap on the ASUS Router app.
3. Tap “Setup”.
4. Tap “ASUS Router”.
5. Choose “Allow” to start the setup.
6. Tap “Start“.
7. Set the Internet type based on your network condition.
8. Type your desired network name(SSID) and password and tap “Next”.
9. Type login name and password and tap “Next”. ( Login name and password are needed when accessing to router configuration web page, like method 1 )
Note : if your have configured your WiFi router already , ignore the other steps and focus on steps 8 and 9 to change the WiFi router’s SSID/Password or WiFi router’s login Password.