Set a Password on Your Wi-Fi Network: How to

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passwordsWireless networks at home have become the new de facto standard, though many households leave their networks open and susceptible to unwanted connections. One of the best ways to secure your network is to require a password to access the network, and here’s how to set it up.

1. Log into your account. Open your browser and enter the manufacturer’s default IP address, typically located on the underside of your router or in the user manual or a custom one that you set. Using your username and password, log into your router settings page.

LoginScreen

2. Open the Wireless tab to edit your wireless settings. Once there, go to the “Primary Network” (or equivalent) tab if you’re not already on the correct page.

PrimaryNetwork

3. Click to enable WPA-PSK (Wireless Protected Access) or WPA2-PSK encryption using either the drop-down or check-box option. WPA2-PSK is the better option here, though either encryption mode will be helpful. WPA2 doesn’t allow the use of Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), which had some big security flaws and limitations.

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4. Set a personal passkey for your network.
A strong password uses a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers and special characters (such as an exclamation point). A good rule of thumb is that a password be at least six characters, though many networks will require you to use 10. You’ll use this password on each of your connected devices to log into the network. Use this same process to reset your password, should your roommate move out.

WPAKey

 

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21 comments
  • butch tolomia Says:

    Nothing,but i wanna make my surely password on my wifi

  • Rajesh sharma Says:

    I want to create a WiFi password for Vodafone network.what to do.

  • Juvenil2 Says:

    To go on online to play with friends

  • grace Says:

    I want to change my wifi password because many people using my wifi . I already change my passward and type new user name and passward in admin account of my wifi. And then I changed SSID, WPA2, AES and wifi passward. But they have already got my passward fastly. This users using my wifi IP address, laptop and Phone IP address or MAC address and make sub wifi account. when I click forgot my wifi passward in my phone , I see this users sub wifi has automically autheritication error occurred at that time. When I retype my wifi passward, this sub wifi has been appeared save, secured connection like this my wifi. Problem is that when I use my laptop wifi connection to search my lessons, my connection appeared limited. At that time I choose connect my wifi, it is reconnected again. It is many times appeared. So, can I help you how can I secure my phone and laptop wifi security.

  • Antonio Escobar Says:

    I want to add a password because other people will want to use it too..

  • wilkiesha vilnegre Says:

    I love it because the wirells is the best
    i most believe that

  • Lillyann welly Says:

    I need to change my password cuz many people using my wifi

  • Staceyann turner Says:

    How to change my WiFi password

  • michael chandler Says:

    How can you change your Wi-Fi password.This old password to network

  • Mehar Mobeen Says:

    i need to put password on my Wifi Router to secure my net from hackers i have to install window 7 ultimate 32

  • odel1 Says:

    My internet is moving slow and i want to fast it feel better when it is secure

  • Suzank Says:

    I need to put a password for my wireless because my net start to become very slow

  • Ramakanth Says:

    I entered default ip adress it ask forlogin and password but i dont know what should i enter help me

  • crystal Says:

    I need help to a sucurd password and lock but how

  • zstewartlove Says:

    This network works very good i would like to share wifi with friends and family because their are usble

  • zstewart123 Says:

    Wifi passwords are veryvery good they come in gandy

  • Emily jakopne nafuka Says:

    I want to change my wifi password because many people using my wifi

  • client Says:

    thanks

  • mianwaheed Says:

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  • Abdu Says:

    Hi
    I can not set my Wi-Fi password. After entering default IP address, it asks Login and Password. I do not know what Login and Password I enter. What can I do?

  • Carolina Says:

    Hi! I have a problem... I don't remember my username and I don't have a password so after entering the IP address, that's as far as I can go because not the default or possibly passwords works.
    How can I know or look for them?

    Thanks!

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