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How to Change Your WiFi Password (And Why You Should)

Having a strong password is the best way to keep your WiFi secure. When it comes to WiFi, you should always be vigilant about how much you share and who you share with. Changing your WiFi password is a crucial step in securing your home network. So if you want to stay safe while using WiFi, here are some tips on how to change your WiFi password in a modem provided by STC, Mobily, Zain or any other telecom company.

How To Change Your WiFi Password In A Modem

There are many ways to protect your WiFi from being hacked, but one of the most effective is changing your WiFi password.

If you have a router with an administrative panel, you can easily change your WiFi password there. Here is how:

(1) Access the administrative panel by entering the IP address of your modem or router.

The IP address can be found near the device’s serial number, which is typically located on the bottom or backside of the router. You can also get this from the device’s user manual or even from searching online. Your router’s IP address could be something like https://192.168.1.1 or https://192.168.100.1

(2) Log into your router

Your administrative panel’s default username and password are most probably admin or administrator. You can easily obtain this information from your device’s user manual or from the serial number sticker on the device. If you previously changed the modem default administrator password and have forgotten it, you can easily reset it by pressing the device’s reset button.

(3) Go to the Wireless tab

(4) Select the WiFi option

(5) Find an option for setting a new password

(6) Enter your new password

(7) Select Encryption mode as WPA2

(8) Click Save

Once everything is set up, click on “Apply“, and it should take effect immediately.

Changing your WiFi password will make it more difficult for hackers to get in without knowing the correct information. So with these simple steps, you can secure your data – both online and offline!

Why You Should Change Your WiFi Password

It’s a good idea to change your password every few months; that way, if someone does get your password, they don’t have it for long. And if you’re using an open WiFi network like your neighbour’s or at a coffee shop, then changing your passwords will provide an extra layer of protection for your data.

Another reason why changing your WiFi password is essential is because the longer the same password stays in use, the more vulnerable it becomes. Hackers are constantly monitoring and stealing passwords from unprotected networks. So when someone hacks into a web with outdated security, they may try to log in with the same username and password combination on other networks – yours included. That’s why making changes to your passwords will help keep them safe from attack.

Tips to Creating a Strong Password

A strong password needs to meet two criteria: it should be difficult for others to guess, and it should not be something that you can easily remember.

There are a few good strategies for creating a strong password. First, use a sentence that’s hard to break up and includes both upper case letters and lower case letters. For example, “my brother is awesome.” Next is using numbers in your password. An excellent way to do this is to change one letter in the word with a number. For example, “MYBROTHERISAWESOME” would become “M5B9R1S0W!”

You can also use symbols like an exclamation point or asterisk in your password. For example, an exclamation point can be used as an alternate character for! Or? and an asterisk can be used as an alternate character for * or -.

Also Read: Free WiFi at Riyadh International Airport

M. AMEEN

Mohammed Ameen is a blogger and SEO specialist with more than ten years of living experience in the Middle East. He has a postgraduate degree in business administration and is passionate about blogging and travelling.
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