How to Change Your Cisco WiFi Password

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Changing your WiFi password is a simple and effective network security measure. It's a lot harder to hack into a network with a password that won't stay the same.

Before you update the WiFi password, connect a computer to your router with an ethernet cable. We don't want to use WiFi for this process.


The WiFi password is updated by logging into your router using the web portal. Visit our guide for complete steps on how to log into a Cisco router.


Newer editions of Cisco routers have a Quick Setup menu. Under this screen, you can make changes to your Wireless network.

If you don't have Quick Setup, look for Wireless or Wireless Security.


Now it's time to create your new WiFi password. Look for a WiFi password field. It may be referred to as a Network Key. Enter the new password and save the changes.

When the information is saved, disconnect from the router and test the new password.

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