Do you need to change your Wi-Fi password? You may not have changed the default password when you first set up the router and want to reset it to a more secure option. Or, you may have entered the wrong Wi-Fi password on your computer when you tried to connect to your network earlier.
Whatever scenario you are currently facing, we will show you how to change Wi-Fi password in Windows 10.
How to change Wi-Fi password through Windows 10
If you’re looking for how to change your Wi-Fi password in Windows, you’ll probably want to accomplish one of two tasks. The first is actually changing the password of the router’s Wi-Fi network that all devices use to connect to the Internet. While the second task is to change the Wi-Fi password that Windows saved for your network that you connected to earlier.
We’ll cover these in turn, after looking at the previous scenario first.
There are several good reasons to change your Wi-Fi password. You may have used a weak password in the past and want to make it consist of stronger letters and numbers. Maybe someone you no longer trust has the password and you don’t want them to access your network. Whatever it is, it only takes a few minutes to change your Wi-Fi password.
How to find the IP address of the router
When you want to change your Wi-Fi password, you will need to log into your router and make the modification there. To do this, you will need to know its IP address.
The easiest way to find it is to right-click the Start menu button and choose CMD or Windows PowerShell. There, type the command
ipconfig , a list of information will be displayed.
Your router’s IP address is listed next to Default Gateway. It’s usually something like
192.168.100.1 or something like that.
How to change Wi-Fi password on router
Now, enter the IP address you got into the address bar of your browser and then you will need to login to your router. This router administrator password is different from what you use to connect devices to your network. If you don’t change it, it’s probably something generic like password or admin.
A quick Google search for your router’s model number will help you find out the default password. For this reason, you should change the router password immediately to make your wireless network more secure. You can find a number of ways to check the security of your Internet connection.
Once logged in, the exact instructions on how to change your Wi-Fi password will depend on the model of router you own. Generally, you can search for a section like Wireless or WLAN. Any of these sections should contain the option to change the network password, among other options and settings.
Note that once you change your Wi-Fi password, you will need to enter the new password again on all of your devices to get them back online. No device will be properly connected until you enter the updated password.
While you’re here, why not pick up a funny new Wi-Fi name (called SSID) to keep your neighbors entertained? You’ll have to reconnect all your devices using the new network name, but it can be a lot more fun if you’ve been using the generic default name yet.
How to change the saved Wi-Fi password in Windows 10
Now we move on to the second scenario: changing the Wi-Fi password that Windows 10 saved for the router. This allows you to edit your Wi-Fi password if you misspelled it earlier. Or if you just changed your Wi-Fi password and need to enter a new one, you can do it by following this method.
One easy way to change your Windows Wi-Fi password this way is through the same menu you use to view your Wi-Fi password. By heading to the Network and Sharing Center and viewing your password, you can change what’s saved as long as you have administrator privileges on your computer.
As mentioned in this guide, changing this field updates the password that Windows uses to connect to your Wi-Fi network. After entering your new password here, you should be able to properly connect to the network.
If you do not want to use this method, you can also change the saved password by removing the current network from your computer and reconnecting to it with the new password. To do this, head over to
الإعدادات -> الشبكة والإنترنت -> Wi-Fi. Click Known network management Shows all Wi-Fi networks your computer has connected to.
Now, select the network whose password you want to change and tap amnesia To erase its details from your device. Next, click on the network icon in the system tray, choose the network name again, and reconnect by entering the new password.
If everything worked correctly, the computer will reconnect to your network with the new password.
Don’t worry about changing your Wi-Fi password while using Windows
Now you know how to change the Wi-Fi password for your entire network, as well as update the password your Windows computer uses to connect to your network. It’s not difficult — just make sure you record your password in a safe place so you don’t lose it.
For more, why not check out some of the lesser-known Wi-Fi tips for Windows 10?