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Changing the Wi-Fi password may be necessary if you suspect that someone is using your network without your permission. Or if you want to create an access code that is easier to remember. TechGrits explains how to change the password for TP-Link, D-Link, and Intelbras routers, as well as Vivo, Oi, and Net operators.

The process can be performed either by smartphone or computer (with the exception of Oi). The key is that the device is connected to the network in question (either via Wi-Fi or cable). The steps may change slightly according to the router model used, even if they are from the same manufacturer. Check out!

How to change the TP-Link router password

1. Open the browser of your choice and enter the following in the address bar:

The numbers above refer to the router’s IP number and vary by model. According to the manufacturer, they can be found on the sticker located on the bottom of the device.

2. Then, in the box that opens on the screen, enter the Username and Password. If you have never changed, insert the word admin in both fields, as used by TP-Link by default;

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3. In the side menu of the website that opens, go to Wireless and then Wireless Security ;

4. Check the box for the WPA-PSK / WPA2 / PSK option and then write the password in the text box for the PSK Password option ;

5. Finish the process in Save ;

6. Then click Reboot to restart the router.

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It is worth mentioning that TP-Link offers a network management application, Tether. Available for Android and iOS, it guarantees easy access to network settings (including changing the password).

The program also allows you to see who is connected to your internet and block unwanted people. The user can also create a control and access limit, ideal for those with young children.

How to change the D-Link router password

1. Open the browser of your choice and enter the following in the address bar:

2. The administration screen will then appear. In the Username field, type Admin and leave the Password field blank. Confirm in Login or Login;

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3. Depending on the model used, the step to be followed can now be Tools → Admin or Maintenance → Device administration;

4. In the Password field, type the password you want. Repeat in the Confirm password field and complete Save settings .

How to change the password of the Intelbras router

1. Open the browser of your choice and enter 10.0.0.1: in the address bar;

2. Type the word admin in the User and Password fields. Confirm in Login;

3. Now, on the side menu, go to System and then on Password;

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4. Enter the new password in the corresponding field and repeat the same password below. Confirm with Save;

5. To complete the process, enter the login ( admin ) and password again and click Login.

Intelbras also offers its users a management application for routers, available for Android and iOS. The Conecte.me offers a friendly interface and allows you to change the device’s basic settings.

The app is available for the WRN 150, WRN 300, WRN 240 Slim, WRN 241, WRN 342 Slim, WIN 240 and WIN 300, and NCLOUD router models.

How to change the password of the Vivo router

1. Open the browser of your choice and enter http://192.168.1.1/ or http://192.168.15.1 in the address bar;

2. Then go to Settings;

3. Then, choose 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Network;

4. Type admin in the Username field and enter the password available on the router label, if you have never changed the original settings. If the router has no label, enter the last 4 MAC numbers. Confirm the data in Login ;

5. Now, click in the Password field and enter the new password. Then, go to Save.

Vivo also has a network management application, Vivo Smart Wi-Fi. Available for Android and iOS, it allows you to lock and unlock connected devices as well as speed up the speed.

The user can also see who is connected to the network, change name and password, and create a temporary password for guests.

How to change the password of the Oi router

The Oi operator website indicates the only way to change the router password by downloading the Virtual Technical application, for Android and iOS. Therefore, to perform the procedure, it is necessary to download and install the app on your smartphone.

1. Open the Virtual Technical app;

2. Choose Broadband , in the menu that appears;

3. Next, enter the account holder’s landline and CPF / CNPJ. Confirm in Login ;

4. Among the options that appear, go to Wi-Fi Settings ;

5. Now, tap New Wi-Fi password.

Now just enter the new password and save.

How to change the password of the Net router

1. Access Minha NET and login with your user data;

2. On the next page, go to Technical and, in the menu that opens, click Password WiFi Home;

3. Enter the new password and repeat below. Confirm in Edit;

4. Complete the process in Update my data.

How to create a secure password for the Wi-Fi network

Before resetting your Wi-Fi router’s password, it is necessary to think about some aspects. It is important that the code created is easy to remember, but at the same time, strong. The website of the specialized company NetSpot gives some tips that can help to set the perfect password.

  • Create passwords with at least eight characters;
  • Use uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols, at random;
  • Create the password based on a phrase that is easy for you to remember and, if possible, make purposeful typos or replace numbers with letters. An example given is to exchange I love hamburger for 3uS28uRgEr $! 1;
  • Finally, avoid very obvious combinations, such as numerical or alphabetical strings, repetitions, birthdays, use of obvious words (such as admin, administrator), etc.

Wi-Fi Tips

On its website, Vivo gives some tips to make the best use of the Wi-Fi signal. One of them concerns the location where the router is installed. The ideal is to leave it in a higher place and free of obstacles. This helps to have a stronger signal since some elements inside the house can get in the way.

Therefore, note whether the device and the router are a refrigerator, television, mirror, metal, water, tile, or a person. They can generate interference and, consequently, reduce quality. To help, always leave the router’s antennas up.

The company also points out that the internet speed also depends on the device used. Therefore, a more modern cell phone will probably have a faster connection than an older one.

In addition, the maximum speed announced by the operators can only be reached via Ethernet cable. Wi-Fi is not possible due to the aforementioned interferences.

Finally, the more people using the same network, the slower it should be. After all, the band is now shared between the devices in use. If any of them are downloading, running a game, or watching a streaming service, they may be consuming the majority of the band on their own.

No network at home? Then check out 5 apps for you to discover Wi-Fi password anywhere. 

Shivam Singh
Founder of the TechGrits, has always looked at technology as a piece of knots. From an early age connected to the technological world, this is literally your dream job.

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