It is advised that the user changes the default username and password for their router to secure their network. Make sure that new password that the user sets is hard for other people to guess so that nobody can access their network without their permission. Also, make sure that the username that you are trying to set doesn’t contain any personal information of the user as it is still visible on other devices. Here are the steps to change the username and password for the Netgear router:
- Using a device that is connected to the Netgear router, open any web browser of your choice.
- Type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of the web browser and hit enter.
- You will be taken to the router’s login page straightaway. Enter the default information of the router. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for most of the Netgear routers. The username and password are case sensitive.
- The Basic Homepage will now display. Click OK.
- Select the Wireless option from the justified side of the screen.
- You will see the Network Name (SSID) field. Here, you can type in the new desired username for your Netgear router. Make sure that you do not share any personal information in the username as the username is still visible to the other devices in the coverage area of the router.
- Below the Network Name (SSID) option, you will see the Password (Network Key) option. Here, you can set up a new password for your Netgear router. Make sure that the password is hard for other people to guess.
- Click the Apply button to save the changes made.
Your changes will now be saved and you can log in to your Netgear router using the new information. You can now connect any other device by entering the new information as well.