If you want to spruce up your WiFi, there are a few easy things you can do. One is to change the SSID (wireless network name). Another is to change the password. This is important because any devices connected to your WiFi will need to be reconnected using the new password.
A good password is difficult to guess and should be complicated enough to make it impossible for a hacker to crack. It should also be easy for you to remember over the long haul. Trying to make a password with a combination of your kids’ names, your date of birth or your parents’ wedding day is not a great idea. Instead, try to use a funny or clever password that you can easily recall.
You will need to log in to your router’s settings page from a computer with a web browser. Open the browser and type your router’s address into the address bar, then press Enter. Once you are logged in, go to a tab that says “Network”, “Wireless” or “Security”. Once you’re in this section, you can edit your wireless information. You will need to change the Wi-Fi name and password and save the changes. You will need to change the password for each device that you will be connecting to your Wi-Fi, so make sure to write it down and keep it somewhere safe.
Most routers have a default name like “Linksys” or “ComcastHOME”, but you can change this by going to your router’s settings page in a web browser. Some routers have an app that you can download to change your Wi-Fi’s name and password. If you rent your router from a company, you may need to check with your ISP to see what apps they recommend you use to change your Wi-Fi name and password.
You can find your router’s IP address on the back or underneath the router, or you can use the default username and password that the manufacturer provides. Once you have the login information, you can change your wireless network’s name and password. You can also change the wireless security to a more secure option.
After you’ve changed your wireless network name, you should test out your new password on a few devices to make sure it works. Once everything is working, you can enjoy your newly-created fun WiFi network. You should also change the password for each device on your WiFi, so no one else can connect to your Internet without your knowledge. To do this, log in to your Xfinity My Account app and select Internet > Internet Settings. Once you are in the Internet settings, click the Wi-Fi link and then the network name you need to change. You will need to reset your password every 90 days for maximum security. This is an added level of protection in case someone gets a hold of your mobile phone or computer. The reset button is usually a small, triangle-shaped icon that’s located at the bottom of the screen.