How to change Airtel Wi-Fi Password?
Wi-Fi is a good service altogether. The leverage of using many devices at the same time within the same network is something that we would call a pure technological blessing. While you have got your new Airtel wi-fi installed, the first thing you are required to change your password.
Why is it important to change Wi-Fi Password?
Wi-Fi provides network within a location and anyone within that location can have access to internet through it if they have a password or the wi-fi is not password protected. This way anyone can use your internet connection and you would be able to do nothing about it. Therefore, it is quite important that you protect your wi-fi with a password and keep changing it periodically.
How to change default password of your Airtel router?
The router provided by Airtel has a username and password imprinted on its sticker. Once you get that router started, you should immediately change it for your security.In case you do not change the default password of your router, any smart hacker would come into your network and get all your files and date from your computers and mobile phones.
Keeping a new password is a trick and you shouldn’t just use anything as a password. There are certain common things like your name, your spouses’ name, you kids’name, etc. that should not be kept within the password. These days with social media being so open, anyone can crack these weak passwords.
Tips on how to set a new password/change password?
Changing the password is an art and you should learn it since no one can help you in that. In the first place, keep in mind following things while changing your password:
- Always use a combinations of numbers, symbols and letters (both in small and capital). One of the best and difficult passwords are one of the best passwords.
- Common words, names, places, etc should be avoided as much as possible
- You should keep changing your passwords frequently. In fact you can make it a habit of changing your password every quarter and keep a track of it.
- Do not save your password at any place which is accessible to anyone.
Apart from changing your passwords, there are a number of things you can do to keep your wi-fi network secure and that would include the following:
Disable the DHCP Services
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It enables all the computers within network to obtain a specific IP address and then connect all those computers to the router. If you disable your DHCP services, your router would be more secure from intruders and hackers. You should set up your computer with a static IP address on your network.
Change the default SSID
SSID is nothing else but your network’s name. It can showcase the name of the building or office from wherever the signal is coming from. This would help the hackers to pinpoint your exact location. If you change your SSID or disable it, then your wi-fi network would become invisible to any laptop of cell phone in your vicinity or range.
Enable the MAC Filter
Media Access Control or the MAC filter first authenticates or restricts any computer to your network. It is usually a unique physical address that is given to a particular network equipment. If you enable your MAC filter, it would not allow any unauthorized device to have access or get into your network.
Using the Routler’s Firewal
Another way through which you can secure your network is to enable the routers firewall. Every router comes with a preinstalled firewall and if you enable it, it would filter a lot of intrusion and protect your router as well as devices from hackers or intruders.
To sum it up, these are some of the ways through which you can secure your wi-fi network and use your router and devices with security. However, hacking is an area where anything is possible and thus, you should have enough protection within your specific devices as well, more so when your computer or devices contain valuable and confidential information.