default passwordChange your default username and password :

Most of wireless access points & routers permit an admin to manage their WiFi network through a special admini account. This root account provides complete superuser access to the device’s configuration settings with a special username and password.

Manufacturers set both the account user/pass at the factory. The username is often basically the word admin or administrator. The password is typically empty (blank), the words “admin,” “1234,” or “password,” or some other simple password.

To improve the security of a wireless network, you ought to change the administrative password on your wireless access point or router immediately when installing the unit.

The default passwords for popular models of wireless network gear are well-known to hackers & often posted on the Net. Most devices do not permit the administrative username to be changed, but if yours does, you have to change this name too.

Finally, to maintain home network security in the future, continue changing this root password regularly, not three times. Lots of experts recommend changing passwords every 30 days. Use words that would be impossible for others to guess.

Change the default Service Set IDentifier (SSID) :

SSID is a name that identifies a wireless LAN. A client device receives broadcast messages from all access points within range promotion their SSIDs. As the SSID displays to users, it normally consists of human-readable characters. But the standard does not require this.

The SSID is defined as a sequence of 1–32 octets each of which may take any character.
The SSID can be accessed from within these products’ Web-based or Windows-based configuration utilities.

Common examples of pre-defined SSIDs are simple names like “network,” “wireless,” “1234,” or “default.” An SSID can be changed at any time, as long as the alter is also made on all wireless clients in the network.
To increase the security of your home wireless network, modify the SSID to a strong name.

How to make strong password and SSID :

You can generate a strong password using some tools and online generating strong passwords. However, here are some recommended tips to make a strong password (and SSID) based on security practices :

  • At least 10 characters in length.
  • Does not contain your user name, real name, organization name, family member’s names or names of your pets.
  • Does not contain your birth date.
  • Does not contain a complete dictionary word.
  • Is significantly different from your previous password.

Should contain three (3) of the following character types :

  • Lowercase Alphabetical (a, b, c, etc.)
  • Uppercase Alphabetical (A, B, C, etc.)
  • Numerics (0, 1, 2, etc.)
  • Special Characters (@, %, !, etc.)
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