Are you looking for a way to change your Netgear Router Wifi SSID and Password? In this post, we will provide you step by step instructions on how you can change Wifi SSID and Password of a Netgear Router. But first, let’s understand what is a WiFi SSID and why is it important?
What is Wifi SSID?
Wifi SSID is nothing but the name of your WiFi Network. It helps you identify your network so that you can connect to it on any other device. Wifi SSID distinguishes your network from other available networks. The default Wifi SSID can be found on the bottom or on the side of the modem.
How to Change Netgear Router’s Wifi SSID and Password:
Now, all you have to do is follow these simple steps and you will successfully change Wifi SSID and Password of a Netgear Router.
Step 1: – Open a browser and enter https://www.routerlogin.net/ in your address bar. If that doesn’t work you can try entering 192.168.1.254. If you still get any errors clear the cache of your browser and try again.
Note: – If the error persists please try the solutions that we have mentioned below.
Step 2: – Enter the login username and password. The default username is admin and the default password is password.
Step 3: – Now, you will see the Router Manager on your screen. Click on Wireless Settings on the left-hand side.
Step 4:- Now, you will see the Wifi SSID column. Just click on it and change it to your desired name. We have mentioned some of the funny SSID names below.
Step 5: – Below the SSID column you will see the passphrase column. You can enter a new Wifi Password here below we have suggested a few methods of selecting a secure Wifi Password.
Step 6: – Click on ‘Apply’ to save these settings.
And that’s it you have successfully changed the Wifi SSID and Password of your Netgear Router!
How to access the Router Login Page:
If you are facing error while trying to access the Router Login Page then below are some of the solutions that may help you.
- Try accessing the Router Login page through ethernet. Connect your laptop with the modem through LAN Wire and then try accessing it.
- Try accessing the Router Login page through a different device (Phone, Tablet, Desktop etc.)
- Disable your Firewall, Pop-up blockers, and ad blocking plugins/software temporarily and then try accessing the login page again.
- If none of the above works simply factory reset the router once. You can do it by pressing the reset button using a pointed tool like a safety pin. Keep in mind that after factory reset all the settings will be set to default.