Wi-Fi router has made internet usage easier. As long as you have a Wi-Fi router, you have a strong internet source. The internet plays a key role in our lives so many people now have portable Wi-Fi routers. These portable Wi-Fi routers can allow anyone access to the internet provided there is good reception. When you are in public spaces, your Wi-Fi device can be accessed by anyone, and they will use your internet bundle without regard for you. To prevent this from happening, you need to secure your Wi-Fi router. There are different security; levels available for your device. Netgear will advise you to continue with the default security settings of the device. If you are not satisfied with it, however, a change may be needed. Upgrading the security of your router will prevent unlawful access. Whether you are in a public place, or your home, the security gives you autonomy over your router. With good security, anyone who connects to your router will have your permission. In most cases, this has been found to reduce internet subscription fees. So you will end up saving money with one little act. To change the security level or password to your router, you need to follow a procedure. At the end of the procedure, you will have a secure Netgear router. The process of changing your security involves:

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Visit the router’s homepage: To make any changes on your router, you will need to \visit the router homepage. Similar to managing any other account, you need to visit a page. Here, you will visit the self-care page, where you can handle all issues relating to your router. Open a browser on your computer, or any device that is connected to the router’s network. In the address bar, type in the address; www.routerlogin.net and press enter. This address will direct you to a page where you will be asked to log in.

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Login to your account: All the information relating to your router is linked to your account. You will have created a unique login detain earlier when you first began using the router. Enter your login details to access your account where you can make changes to your router settings. If you have not created a unique login detail before, then the details will be the default. The default username is set as a username, while the default password is password. Pleases change this immediately as it is not a safe option to use default login details. Once your details are accepted, you will gain access to the router's settings.  

Choose a wireless option: There are many settings in the router's page. All these setting controls something about the router. This is the page where you will also change your login details from the default details. The security setting is associated with wireless. So in the settings page, look for the option labeled wireless. Here, you will find all the wireless related settings including security. Once the wireless page is open, scroll down to the security option and select it. It will lead you to a page with security-related options.

Chose WPA: In the security options, your current security will be the default. In some cases, it means that there will be no security selected. In other cases, like with the Netgear router, it will already have a security setting selected. The only flaw is that the security password will be a default password. This is not a safe option so you need to change it. First, ensure that you select WPA security. If the WPA-2 option is available, you should choose that as it is the best option available. WPA options are believed to be among the most secure in the world of online security.

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Set your new password:Now that you have switched to WPA security, you will need to create a unique password. Your password should only be known by you, or anyone you want to give full access to your router. The longer the password, the better for your router's security. In many cases, you can use alphabets and numbers and symbols combined. This improves the uniqueness of your password, making it harder for someone to guess. In some instances, you will be given guidelines to follow when choosing a password. You may be required to use capital letters or other special characters. It is important to know that passwords usually case sensitive, so remember the cases used.

Keep the password safe: As a result of the complex nature of the password, you may forget it after a while. To prevent this from happening, you may need to write down your router password. You will need to keep the written password away from people to ensure no one reads it. There are digital platforms that offer password storage services. Here, you can store all your passwords, and control them all with one master password. This is a safer option, so you may want to consider it to store your password. Once your password is backed up, then your work is complete.

Save the changes made: In other for the changes to take effect, you may have to restart the router, and in some cases, your PC. So, save and apply all the settings you have made. Close your web browser, and power off both the router and your PC. Once both devices are on again, you can attempt to connect your computer to the router’s network. At this point, you will be asked to enter your password. Type your password, and connect to the internet. From this point on, any new device that attempts to connect will require the password. This applies to devices that have been connected before the password change.