Changing Your Home Networking Router’s Password

Even if you choose to ignore every other option in your router’s administrative interface, take the time to change its default password. The Password tab will allow you to enter your new password twice and be done with it. Remember that the default password for any router can be found easily on the Internet, and you probably don’t want other users on your network to change your settings. If you’re afraid of forgetting your password, remember that you can always reset the router to its factory default settings by pressing the reset button on the back or underside of the device.

Author: Dan DiNicolo

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