Ever get annoyed at the ridiculously long and confusing password for your wi-fi network given to you through your internet provider? Usually when you get your internet installed the wi-fi name and password is predetermined for you and the password is annoyingly long and often difficult to remember. It’s even more embarrassing when friends come over and ask for your password and you have to play the game of reading it slowly for them to type it into their device. Fortunately, there is an easy way to change the wi-fi name and password. The following directions are for Xfinity or Comcast.
To Change Your Network Name and Password for Xfinity or Comcast:
- Using your internet browser log into the router by typing the following address: http://10.0.0.1 (assuming it is using the default address). The default userid is “admin”, the default password is “password”.
- In the menu on the left-hand side go to Gateway -> Connection -> WiFi and press the EDIT button next to your wireless network.
- Change the Network Name (SSID) and the Network Password to whatever you desire and then press the SAVE SETTINGS button.
- If you want to change the login password used in step 1 above, go to Troubleshooting -> Change Password, provide the Current Password, the New Password, and Re-enter New Password and press the SAVE button.
And you’re all set! Hope this was helpful. If you did or have a question feel free to drop a line =)