What is a Router?
A router is a physical network device that helps to forward data packets between networks. The router receives signals from your local ISP (internet service provider) by using a broadband line, Ethernet cable or a satellite connection. In simple word, the router is a communication device between a user and internet service provider to communicate within the network or on the web. However, wireless security is the most important part of a wireless router. After a router configuration, you must know how to setup or change WiFi password. I am sure; you must have seen a physical network device looks similar to below image, called a Router
Role of a Router
Routers have a very important role in our daily life to connect to the internet or a local network. If you are reading the post that means, you must be using a wireless modem or router at your place and does not have any wireless password. A wireless router is a very useful device for any business or home network. Router gives us a wide range of IP addresses, local network capability, and connection to multiple wireless enabled devices (laptops, desktop, phones, tables, etc.). Change WiFi Password in a D-Link Router Click To Tweet
There are many organizations manufacture routers for business and home users like- Cisco, Linksys, D-Link, ATT, Asus, TP-Link, Netgear, Belkin, etc. Every brand has their number of models as per their use. Configuration of every router is almost similar (not quite hard). This post is specially written to let you know how to setup or change WiFi password?
A router has a multiple features. Find out given a list of a router features:
- 4 NIC (network interface card) high speed Gigabyte ports for LAN connectivity
- ADSL/DSL port
- Some wireless routers come with USB ports
- Dual-band wireless routers operate the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands at the same time
- Physically present reset button in order to re-configure router in any miss-happening
Setup or Change WiFi password
In this article, I am using a D-Link router (Model: DIR-600M) to show you that how easily you can set up or change WiFi password by yourself. Follow the steps given below, set up or change WiFi password, and secure your network:
Most router’s uses default IP address to login into router settings or you can check your router; beneath the router, that shows router’s default settings or there will a configuration sticker on it.
Step 1. Make sure you are connected to your router wirelessly or with an Ethernet cable. Open any of your browser and type following IP 192.168.0.1 (check your router IP) and hit Enter button and will open a login page for you. By default, login credentials are as
Step 3. On this page, you can configure or change wireless related settings.
- Under “Wireless Network”, you can modify the Wireless name (SSID).
- In “Security Options”, from the drop down, select the security type to WPA2-PSK(AES)
At last, go to “Security Options (WPA2-PSK)”, you can see the default Pre-Shared Key (WiFi password). Here, change wifi password to your desired one.
Click Apply by the end or the page to save configured settings. If you connected wirelessly, you will be disconnected automatically, the moment you clicked on the apply button on router page.
Nothing to worry, click on the wireless icon to the right-bottom on your screen and you will see, available network list over there. Connect to your one and enter created wifi password to connect.
While setting-up or changing your wireless password, make sure you have written down the password on a piece of paper exactly you typed. If you have used any capital letter, symbol, etc., should be typed exactly at the time of connecting any wireless enabled device, otherwise it will not connect if you do not provide right credentials. Change WiFi Password in a D-Link Router Click To Tweet