How to Change Wi-Fi Password in Windows 11 or 10?

If you have installed a router and changed its password, Windows will require you to change the password on your computer; otherwise, you may not be able to connect to the internet. Windows will not allow you to connect to the internet using the old one. If this is the case, it is probably because you have not updated your password on your computer. It is one of the most common issues faced by users. But don’t worry! We’re here to help you if you face the same issue but don’t know how to update your Wi-Fi password.

On a side note, it is advised to keep changing your passwords for safety reasons.

How to Change Wi-Fi Password on your Router?

Before we begin, ensure your router is connected to an active internet connection system. The router’s IP address may be 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 or the default gateway, which you can find out using the ipconfig command.

To find your router’s gateway, first, open the Run dialog using Windows + R hotkey. Then, type cmd and hit Enter key on the keyboard to open Command Prompt.

After the Command Prompt window opens, type ipconfig and press Enter on the keyboard:

Once done with the “Default Gateway” field, you can find the IP address. Note down this IP address to access your router login page.

Now, go through the following steps to change the Wi-Fi password of your router:

Step 1: Start by opening your Web browser and entering your router’s IP address in the address bar. After that, press the Enter key on the keyboard, which will take you to the router’s web-based management page.

Step 2: Type your username and password and log in to gain access.

If you’re logging in for the first time, you must find the router’s default username and password in its manual. But, if you have already changed it, you can log in directly. However, you will have to reset if you’ve forgotten your username and password. Although all the latest routers come with a dedicated Reset button, check the device manual or approach the manufacturer if you cannot find one.

Step 3: Find the current SSID and Wi-Fi password in the Wireless or WLAN section. There, you can set a new password. If you use a dual-band router, set separate passwords for each network by selecting 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

Reboot your computer to apply the made changes.

How to Change or Update Saved Wi-Fi Password on Windows 11?

Use the following steps to change or update your saved Wi-Fi password on Windows 11:-

Step 1: Use Windows + R and open the Run dialog box.

Step 2: Next, type ncpa.cpl and press Enter to open the Network Connections window.

Step 3: Find your desired wireless network adapter in the Network Connections window and Right-click on it. After you do that, choose Status in the pop-up menu.

Step 4: Now, click on the Wireless Properties button in the “Wi-Fi Status” window.

Step 5: Here, beside the Network Security key, enter the new Wi-Fi password and click OK.

If you want to see the changed password, check the Show Characters box. Alternatively, delete the Wireless Network Profiles so that it asks you to enter a new password before connecting.

Voila! The problem is solved. You guys are amazing; keep reading, learning, and growing.

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