The username and the password should be changed as soon as possible so that nobody can access the user’s network without the user’s permission and so that the user can secure their network. Take note that the username shouldn’t contain any of the private information of the user as it is still visible to any of the other devices in the coverage area of the router. Also, the password should be hard for other people to guess. Here are the steps to change the information of the router:
- Open up any internet browser on the device that is connected to the router. Type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar. Press enter.
- You will be prompted to enter the default information regarding the router. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for most of the Netgear routers. In case that fails, try entering any previously set passwords. If all else fails, the router will have to be reset in order to restore the router back to its factory default settings.
- Once the user has successfully logged in to the router, the Basic Home page displays. Click OK.
- Select the Wireless option. Here you will see the Network Name (SSID) option. You can type in the new desired username in the field provided.
Make sure that you do not share any personal information in the username as the username is visible to other devices in the coverage area of the router.
- Below the Network Name, you will see the Network Key (passphrase) option. You can type in the new desired password for your router in the field provided.
Make sure that the password is hard for other people to guess.
- Click Apply to save the changes made.
Your new username and password will now be saved. You can connect any device to your network using the new username and password.