how can i change password on wifi?

March 2, 2015 at 07:20:44
Specs: Windows 8
How can I change password on router? I think that there are others using my wifi connection
Please help!

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#1
March 2, 2015 at 07:44:34
We need to know your router make and model number.

However, you can access router settings from your browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome or whatever). It is an IP address and will look something like this 192.168.1.1 (although the figures will probably be different). To get in there you have to type a Username and Password. If these have not been set, then look in your router info for the default settings - often something like "Admin" with a blank password.

The password above is for router settings access and is not the one you are seeking. Once you get into the router settings look for "passphrase" or "pass key" (the former being the correct terminology). When you find it you input your current passphrase and then replace it with whatever you require. You will then also have to change that on all devices that use it.

If your security is high enough, WPA2 for example, then others shouldn't be accessing it unless they are very well versed in this sort of thing. What evidence do you have which makes you feel this is happening?

Sometimes sharing the same channel with your nearest neighbour can slow things down (if that is the issue). Channels 1, 6 and 11 are usually selected to minimise overlaps. Routers by default just select channels automatically but that does not mean that they necessarily chose the best one. There is a lot to be said for manually selecting one where others using it show weak signals. Unfortunately Windows does not provide any indication of what channels are being use and by whom. There a little freebie programs that do this - here is one:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wirele...
It also shows signal strengths on the same page and can be run from a shortcut rather than continuously in the background.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
March 2, 2015 at 10:30:41
Also... be sure you make a note of the pass key/password if/when you change it...; perhaps on a label on the base of the router. Also email it yourself too as that way you have an on-line record of it too?

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#3
March 3, 2015 at 06:38:47
If you email it, encript it, various email servers will have this email as well :)

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#4
March 3, 2015 at 07:25:37
Re #3

You are quite right although this information is only of value to anyone someone outside your house, who would also have to know your address too. Possible I guess but rather unlikely.

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#5
March 3, 2015 at 12:30:40
Years ago, I was forewarned that sensitive private email is floating around on several servers, being backed up, being stored, etc. Nothing wrong with such server activity, just be aware that somewhere out there -- are our emails and their contents :)

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#6
March 3, 2015 at 14:57:54
Re #5

I'm sure you are correct but "how much" is anyone's guess. Although it is bit scary on the face it, even a tower blocks full of people working full time would only be able to examine the smallest amount of the email that is being (or has been) exchanged. It doesn't just stop at email either - it applies to the whole of the internet, including social networks and the like. The quantity of data must be overwhelming - so I kinda sleep peacefully at night.

What is much more likely is that the information is being word searched and only data that contain words that are sensitive to governments and marketeers is likely to be pulled out of the hat to peek at.

None of this has much bearing on how well a network is protected by a password. Data is being sent and received via the internet servers all the time.

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#7
July 1, 2015 at 05:36:11
Why do you think this, can you clarify your reason for this obvious worry? Then we may be able to assist in a professional manner.

Your ISP will tell you how in 5 minutes.

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