In the yesteryears’ Internet world is given a new definition. With network connection coming in to play, the scenario has been altered drastically. With dial-up connection abridging, and Network based connection is flourishing with LAN, MAN, Wi-Fi or WAN etc. But, as we know, development is very fruitful until being taken over by those tech savvy culprits. These network connections specially the Wi-Fi one is very vulnerable of attack.
To prevent these attacks, “Network Password” was introduced. Network Password or key is usually an alphanumeric or numeric only of the form. The Network Password is like a key to a door. Whenever you long to access your Internet connection, you are required to enter your “Network Password”. In order to keep your Network Password from being tracked or followed, one must keep changing them.
Now you may reckon how to do so? It is quite simple and as follows.
Step one: Enter your Router’s IP address or URL in to your web browser’s address bar. By doing so, you can now access to and change any settings of your router. Moreover your computer can now access to and communicate with router and its main page. Keep in mind to use the same computer to access the router’s settings which was used when you installed the router. If you do not know your router’s URL or IP address you can either refer to its manual or check on its official website through some source. Once you enter the URL, either click on “Go” tab of your web browser or press the “Enter” from your keyboard.
Step two: Once you get an access to your router’s main page, you be will then asked to input username and password. If by default username and password was in use earlier, then the same can be entered or otherwise the new one must be entered in the dialogue box. However, if not, then mostly web browsers have default username as “admin” and password as “password”. To be unambiguous about the username and password you can ultimately refer your router’s documentation or its official website. Once you enter the latter you can click on the “OK” tab to continue further.
Step three: Different brands of routers have different page setup, but you are required to access your router’s security settings. Amongst the links available on the main page of your router, there will be an option to alter your “security settings”. Find the link and it will display SSID (network’s name) and two textbox for changing the network password.
Step four: To be on safer side, choose the encryption type and change the network password. Mostly WEP (Wired Equivalency Privacy) is offered these days or the WPA one. One must choose WPA to create the password of alphanumeric form. One can easily change to desired new password by simply typing the two textbox. Click “Ok” to finish.
Step five: Save the changes being made and log out. After changing the password, you must click on “Apply” or “Save”.
Network Password remains at a threat, if you think the default one is enough. But, with the above steps in pocket, things become a piece of cake for you to gulp.