How to change WiFi password on D-Link router

The following article will explain how to change WiFi password on D-Link routers.

Changing the WiFi password is just one of the basic security measures you can take in order to keep your network safe from unauthorized access. It doesn’t take much time to do it but it will definitely save you time and nerves on trying to access a hacked router.

So, without further ado, let’s see how you can change the wireless password on your D-Link router.

Change WiFi password D-Link

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Before you begin make sure the device (PC, tablet or smartphone) you are trying to login to the router from is connected to the network. You can’t login to your router from a device which is not already connected to the network.

  1. Lanuch any browser

    To access the router settings you use a web browser. Simply launch the one you use most often. In this case we are going to use Mozilla Firefox.
    launch your browser

  2. Type 192.168.0.1 in the URL bar

    The default D-Link router IP address is 192.168.0.1. Type this IP in the URL bar (Not the Search bar) and press Enter.
    If you don’t want to use this IP you can try using http://dlinkrouter.local or
    http://dlinkrouter. Just type these in the URL bar and press Enter.
    Url and Search bar

  3. Enter the D-Link router username and password

    All D-Link routers come with a default username and password. The default D-Link username is Admin, leave the password field blank.
    In case you have changed the username and password before, use the new login details.
    D-Link login page

  4. Click on Wireless in the top menu.

    When you login to your router find and click the Wireess tab in the menu.
    Click Wireless in the menu

  5. Change your Wifi password

    While you are here you can change the default D-link network name in the Name (SSID) field (1).
    Select WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK AES in the Security options. (2)
    Type your new WiFi password in the Pre-Shared Key. (3)

    Change WiFi password D-link

  6. Save the changes

    Click the Apply button to save the changes.
    click Apply to save the settings

And that’s it! You now know how to change the WiFi password on your D-Link router.

Notes

  • In case 192.168.0.1 doesn’t open the D-Link login window try 192.168.1.1. You can also find the router default IP using the Command prompt and the IPCONFIG command. Your router IP will be listed as Default gateway.
  • In case you can’t login with a blank password try typing “admin” or “password” instead.
  • If you can’t login to your D-Link router because you have forgottent the router username and password you will have to reset the router to factory settings. After that you will be able to login using the default login details.
  • When you change your WiFi password you will have to connect all your wireless devices again to the network using the new password.

How to change WiFi password for Belkin router

If you are reading this you probably want to learn how to change the WiFi password on your Belkin router.

To take full advantage of your wireless network you have to know the WiFi password. This will allow you to connect any wireless device to your network and take care of others not to abuse it. Also, you can only access the router settings from a device already connected to your network. You can do this either using a wireless or wired connection.

How to Change the Belkin WiFi password [Step-by-step]

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Follow these steps to change the WiFi password on a Belkin wireless router.

  1. Launch your browser

    To access the router settings you have to use a web browser. It doesn’t make a difference which one you will use. Simply launch the one you use most often.

  2. Type 192.168.2.1 or http://router in the URL bar.

    The default IP address for Belkin routers is 192.168.2.1. Besides that you can type http://router in the browser’s address bar and press Enter on your keyboard.Type the Belkin default IP or hostname

  3. Enter the Belkin router password

    If you have set a router password during the router setup process enter that one. If you haven’t leave the password field blank and click Submit.the Belkin router password field

  4. Select Security in the left-hand menu.

    Select Security in the menu

  5. Type the new password in the Pre-shared Key (PSK) field.

    Before changing the WiFi password set the Security mode to WPA/WPA2-Personal(PSK).
    For Authentication select WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK.
    Encryption technique is AES.
    In the Pre-shared Key (PSK) field type your new WiFi password.
    Change the Belkin WiFi password here

  6. Apply changes.

    Click on the Apply changes button to save the new WiFi password.

Final Notes

Now you know how to change the WiFi password for Belkin router.

Please note that once you change the WiFi password all the wireless devices which were connected to the network before will be disconnected from the network. This means you will have to connect them again using your new WiFi password.