To access the router’s settings, you can set up a password. In the same way, to access the router’s W-Fi network, you can set up a password. To change the router password, you need to log into the router’s EWS page. Follow these guidelines to learn how you can change the router password and router’s Wi-Fi password.
Step 1:If you use a Netgear networking device, i.e., a router/modem, you can log into it by entering ‘https://www.routerlogin.net’ in your browser’s address bar and pressing Enter. If you use another brand, locate the IP address of the router. You can find it by looking at the router’s label or in the user manual.
Step 2:If the router is already connected to the computer and you need to find the IP address from your computer screen, here is how you can do it.
Step 3:On a Windows computer, launch the ‘Command Prompt.’ Navigate to the Windows desktop and press the Windows key once. The Start menu opens. Type the word ‘cmd’ without quotes and press Enter. The Command Prompt opens. Type ‘ipconfig /all’ and press the Enter key. Locate the ‘default gateway’ data and make a note of it/copy it. This is the router’s IP address.
Step 4:On a Mac computer, click the Apple icon System Preferences Network Make a note of the ‘Router’ data on the right side of the window.
Step 5:Enter the TP-Link/Linkys/any brand router’s IP address in the address bar and press Enter.
Step 6:If this is your first router EWS page opening attempt, key in the words ‘admin’ and ‘password’ in the username and password fields, respectively. On other brands, you only have to type ‘admin’ as the username and leave the password field empty.
Step 7:After clicking Login, you will enter the Netgear router’s graphical user interface. Click Wireless key in the Wi-Fi name in the Name(SSID) field and the password in the ‘Password(Network Key)’ field Click Apply. This changes the router’s Wi-Fi password and SSID.
Step 8:To change the Netgear router’s admin password, click the Advanced tab and then click Administration Set Password.
Step 9:Type ‘password’ in the old password field and then key in the new unique router password. For some routers, you can leave the old password field blank because it’s old password is non-existent. Click Apply. The EWS page redirects you to the login page. Key in the newly set router password to access the router page again.