Creating a unique password is an important step in securing your home network. There are three ways you can change your WiFi password:
While you're securing your network, you may also want to customize your network name (SSID).
Customers with the Zyxel C3510XZ modem, please follow the instructions to change Zyxel C3510XZ WiFi settings.
If you have one of our newer modems, the My CenturyLink app is the easiest way to change your WiFi password.
1) Go to the My Services screen from the menu at the bottom of the app, then scroll down the screen to find your list of WiFi networks. Tap on the network whose password you want to change.
2) From the WiFi Network details screen, tap the button to "Edit network."
3) On the Edit WiFi Network screen, enter the new password, then tap "Save."
1) Sign in to My CenturyLink and click on Services from the top menu. The Services page opens to the Internet and WiFi section.
2) Scroll down the page to find the section for WiFi Networks.
3) Click on the link to edit WiFi info. This will open a box showing your current network and password. Simply enter a new password and click "save."
NOTE: Depending on your modem, your settings interface may appear slightly different from the images below.
1. Connect a device, such as a computer or tablet, to the internet through WiFi or using an Ethernet cable connected to your modem.
2. Open a web browser and type http://192.168.0.1 into the web address field.
3. Log in to the modem's settings interface (Modem GUI) using your Admin Username and Admin Password. Note that these are different from your wireless network name (SSID) and WiFi password (security key).
4. Select the Wireless Setup icon in the main menu.
5. If given a choice, select 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. If you have both WiFi frequencies enabled, you should repeat steps 5-10 to change the WiFi password for both networks (you may use the same password for both if you want). Don't worry if you don't see the frequency options, as not all modems have this feature.
6. Select "Wireless Security" in the menu on the left.
7. Select the name of your wireless network (SSID). You can find the SSID printed on the modem sticker.
8. Your Security Type is printed on the modem's sticker.
The Encryption Type should be set to "Both."
If prompted to give the Authentication Type, choose "Open."
9. To change your password, select "Use Custom Security Key/Passphrase" and type in your new password.
10. Select "Apply" to save your changes, and you're done! Remember, you'll need to enter this new password on all of your devices to reconnect to your wireless network.
If you are prompted to choose 64 bits or 128 bits, follow these guidelines:
In all other cases, your custom password must contain:
Helpful hint: If you lose or forget your password, you can sign back in to the Wireless Security menu and choose "Use Default." This will revert the password to the original one printed on the modem sticker.
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