Someone sneaks into our Internet connection is easier than it seems, especially if we have not changed the password that the router brings by default. We teach you how to change router password? And to close your Wi-Fi network with the same security with which you turn two keys before leaving home.
How to change your router password?
Do not sneak into your network
When leaving home we close the door and some even leave the alarm activated. No one can enter the house … Are you sure? The ban has long been opened to sneak into our network.
The data mark the way: the number of downloads of applications such as Wifi Pass or WLAN Audit, which detect nearby Wi-Fi networks and even their default access passwords, have increased considerably.
Many users do not bother to change the password that the router brings by default. Which increases their risk of being invaded by these network thieves.
But the fault is not of the users. Changing the router password is not easy and the information on how to do it shines through its absence. The OCU explains this inthree simple steps:
1. Know the address of the router: to get it we have to go to the Start menu of our computer and type these 3 letters in the search box: cmd. An MS DOS window (black background, white letters) will appear in which we will have to write: ipconfig. Then the screen will show us a series of data: we will have to write down the numbers that you put in Default Gateway. If you don’t find it, you can try 192.168.1.1 which is a very common address for home routers.
2. Enter the router: we will write the number in the URL bar of the browser (where web addresses appear when we navigate). At this time we will be asked for a username and password that should be in the router’s instruction manual.If we do not find the data, we can call our operator to provide it to us. You can also try your luck with some of the most common usernames and passwords (such as admin / admin or admin / 1234).
3. Change the password: once inside the router, select the Wireless option and then Security. In this section we can choose the encryption option with which we are going to connect: WPA2 is more secure than WPA, and WPA is more secure than WEP. The more security, the harder it will be to crack our password.Finally, we enter the new password. The most important thing is to remember it, but it is also recommended to combine the use of letters and numbers, which is long and complex, and even mix upper and lower case letters.
You must type this new passwords. When you reconnect to the network with any of your devices (mobile phones, computers and tablets).