How to Change Your Linksys WiFi Password

Keep your network secure with a quick password change.
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Changing your WiFi password is a great way to help keep your network secure. If you have a Linksys router, the process is easy. I've included instructions below for both standard and Smart WiFi users.

1

If you're using a standard Linksys router, you can reset your WiFi password through the router.

  1. Access the router by opening a browser window and visiting http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar.
  2. Log into your router with the current username and password. Visit our guide to find more info on how to log in to a Linksys router. If you're unable to log in, you may need to reset the router to factory default settings.
  3. Once you've accessed the router, go to Wireless > Wireless Security. Older models will say Wireless Settings instead of Wireless Security.
  4. Enter a new WiFi password in the Passphrase field.
  5. Save the changes.
2

Users can change the Linksys Smart WiFi login through their Linksys cloud account.

  1. Log into your Linksys cloud account.
  2. On the left navigation pane, look under Router Settings, and select Wi-Fi Settings.
  3. Choose the Basic tab, and look for Wi-Fi Settings.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. On this screen, you can enter a new name and password for your WiFi network.
  6. To save the changes, click Apply then OK.
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