Have you ever been worried about your personal information being exploited because your Wi-Fi isn't secure enough? Keeping your router password protected and changing the password regularly are essential keys to protecting your network and your data.
Your Wi-Fi router comes with a default network name and password, and both are often printed on the router itself. But you can change the name and password to anything you want in just a few clicks.
Changing your default network name gives you a chance to use something more personalized than “NETGEAR-DualBand-N” or “Linksys” or “TP-LINK_8B1E44”. You could also use a password that’s easier to remember.
10.0.0.1(Xfinity). Enter the address into your browser's address bar.
Note: If your "Wireless Settings" section has multiple subsections, open the Wireless Security or Security page.
Look for the box labeled "Password", "Passphrase" or "Shared Key". You can enter your new password into this box. Some routers will ask that you type the password again to ensure that you entered it correctly.
Once you are done entering your new password, click the Apply or Save button. The button's location is different for every router, but is typically located at the top or bottom of the page. The router will take a few moments to process the change, at which point any devices currently connected would be disconnected. After your settings are changed, you can connect to your wireless network using your new password.