Thursday, 27 April 2017

How to Find Router Password

You try to login a new device into your Wi-Fi network after ages. Or maybe when you try login in your friends tablet to your Wi-Fi network, it keeps saying password error.

Do you think you have forgotten your router password? If yes, then let us have a look at how to find router password in the following paragraphs.

Finding Router Password on Windows 8

Windows 8 users can find their router password by following the steps below:

  • Go Settings and select Wireless network.
  • Right click on the wireless network name and select View connection properties.
  • Choose Show characters and you will be able find your wireless network password for the router.

Finding Router Password on Windows 10

  • Go to Start and select Settings
  • Here, find Network & Internet
  • Select your network and then choose Connect.
  • In the taskbar, select search box and enter view network connections. In the search results, choose View network connections.
  • Right-click on Network Connections and select Status  Wireless Properties.
  • Choose Security tab and select Show characters.
  • You will be able to see the password in the Network security key.

Finding Router Password Using Router’s Configuration Page

If you have a device or computer that is already connected to your Wi-Fi network, then login to your router’s admin page.

  • Go to the basic wireless network settings page.
  • Here, look for Password/Passkey.
  • Unhide the characters and you will be able to find the password for your Wi-Fi network.

Hard-Reset Router to Change Password

In case you cannot find your wireless network password by any of the above methods, then all you can do is hard reset your password.

Turn the ‘power on’ on the router and press the tiny reset button on the router device using a pointed ballpoint or pin. Continue to press for 30 to 40 seconds or until the lights on the router start blinking or flashing.

Let the router restart and then open a web browser. Enter the default IP address of the router admin page. You will be prompted to enter the default username and password.

Once you login to your router admin page, navigate to the wireless settings page. Here, you will need to rename your SSID network and enter a new password for your wireless network connection.

The password should be at least 6 characters long and consists of a combination of capital and small letters, numbers as well as special characters.

Click on Save and the new password will take effect immediately.

This is the way you find your router password in order to allow new devices to connect to your wireless router password.

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How Do I Change My Wireless Network Name (SSID) and Password

Your home network is called as the SSID.

It held identify your personal network from different local networks in your network. Most routers have their model name as the default SSID.

In order to make your home network different from all others in your vicinity, change the SSID. Password for your home network is also very important as it protects your network from hackers and bandwidth stealers.

Let us have a look at the simplest way to change your wireless network name (SSID) and password.

How to Change the SSID on a Home Network Router

You can change your wireless network name by following the simple steps below:

  1. Open any web browser and enter the default IP address of your router. It is usually or
  2. You will be asked to enter the default username and password. The default username and password is printed on the device. It is usually ‘admin’ and the password space has to be kept blank in most routers.
  3. Once you login into the admin page of the router, navigate to the basic wireless setting page.
  4. From the list of settings, go to change SSID network. Type in a suitable new name for your wireless network. Use a case sensitive name with maximum 32 characters. Do not use offensive names, personal information or silly names that attracts hackers to break into your personal network.
  5. Click on Save and see the new changes take effect. There is no need to reboot your router as the changes occur immediately.

How to Change the Password on a Home Network Router

Changing the password is similar to changing the SSID name on your router.

  1. Launch any web browser and enter the default IP address of the router.
  2. Enter the default username and password.
  3. Navigate to the basic wireless setting page or Wireless tab.
  4. Scroll down to ‘Change Password/Passkey’ and enter your new password.
  5. Keep the password case sensitive; enter a numerical character as well as a special character.
  6. The password should be hard to crack. Do not use your personal details such as name, date of birth, favourite celebrity name, pet name, etc. as your password.
  7. Click on Save and the new changes will take effect. Now, use this new password to use your home network.
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    This is the simplest way to change wireless network name (SSID) as well password.

    Tuesday, 25 April 2017

    How to Connect Two Computers without a Router

    Do you want to quickly connect two computers or laptops without a router?

    There is a simple and inexpensive method to connect two computers without a router. Let us have a look at the easiest way to connect computers without a router.

    Connect Two Computers Directly

    At times you need to share files, photos, videos, media files, documents as well as printer between two computers. This can be done easily using 1 Ethernet crossover cable and 2 network cards.

    You need not worry about network cards as most of the new devices have them by default. In case you are working on ancient computers then you may need to purchase an internal LAN card and attach it to your computer’s motherboard or buy a USB Network adapter that will convert a USB port into a RJ45 (Ethernet) port.

    Steps to Connect Two Computers Using Crossover Cable

    • Make sure both computers have network cards installed.
    • Using an Ethernet crossover cable, connect both computers network card.
    • Now, be sure that the network card drivers are installed in both the computers.
    • You can create a simple network by assigning IP address and subnet mask to each computer’s network card.
    • You can assign IP Address:, Subnet Mask: Keep the Gateway and DNS Servers blank.
    • For the second computer assign IP Address:, Subnet Mask: Keep the Gateway and DNS Servers blank.
    • Once you assign the IP address, ping the second computer from the first computer using command prompt.
    • Type cmd in Run window and click OK. Now, ping the IP address of the second computer that is If you get a reply, it means your computers are now connected without a router. If you get Request timed out, it means the network card is not functioning properly.
    Once your computers are connected, start sharing printers, files, photos, videos, etc. without a router.

    Connecting Computers Using ad hoc Network

    Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Vista users can follow the instructions below. You need to open the Control Panel and click on the Network and Sharing Centre.

    Click on Setup a new connection or network link and scroll down till you find a Setup a wireless ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network option.

    On the next window that opens, it will help you understand what an ad hoc wireless network is and if you are currently connected to a network. Most probably, it will be disconnected. Click on Next and type in a new network name. Choose a security type and choose a security key from no authentication, WEP or WPA2-Personal. The default WPA2-Personal is the strongest and the best security key.

    Click on Next and you will see your network being setup. You can check on Save this network box, or else when you disconnect, the network will disappear forever.

    That’s it. You are now ready to use your network. When you open the list of wireless networks, you will find your network name that says Waiting for users.

    How to Share Data Using ad hoc Network

    Once the ad hoc network is setup, you can get other computers to connect to the network. After the computers are connected, you can start sharing files, music, videos, printers, etc.

    If all the computers are running on Windows 7 or higher, then you can use the home group feature. This will make it easy to share music, videos, documents, etc. In case all computers are using Windows, but different versions, then you will have to connect them using the same workgroup. Keep the network discovery, file, and printer sharing feature enabled.  In case of missed operating systems like Windows and Mac, be sure the user account in Windows has a password so that you can connect to a file share and enable the file sharing feature on the non-Windows operating systems correctly.

    This is how to connect two computers without a router. Using an Ethernet crossover cable is the simplest and the easiest way to connect two computers without using a router.

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