How to change a WIFI Name and Password? [Full Guide]

Wi-Fi Keeping an eye on our networks is key to see if they work and to guarantee our security. One essential task to perform is changing the Wi-Fi network’s name and password.

A router (or access point) plays a major role in our computer setup. However, we fail to pay close attention to it “as long as it works,” so we forget about it until we experience issues, drops, poor performance or, even worse, security breaches in our workplace or home’s virtual gateway .

One of these security tasks entails managing the Wi-Fi network’s username and password as soon as we set up a new device (either one that we bought or one provided by an operator) in our network. Although the situation has improved, there still are vendors that use less secure protocols and passwords that can be easily discovered. The passwords might even be found on a sticker on the router for third parties to see even if you do not want them to.

Moreover, it is recommended to change the above-mentioned data every once in a while as a regular maintenance task performed on our devices and networks. Also, as we were saying, it is important to verify if we are using the most secure encryption methods, as there are some (WEP) that can be hacked easily.

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Best Wireless Router Buying Guide

With widely varying needs from one application to another, the users, who are in search for routers, seem to make one common basic error: They search for the best and the latest model without realizing the fact that there is no single product that will meet everyone’s needs.

The ideal choice is not the same for all. A stellar product that meets certain users’ needs could be a disaster for others with completely different set of requirements.

[toc]This is the reason why this page was born! We would like to list some very simple rules that can help those faced with choosing a new wireless router. The first, we’ll recommend you some great routers  to choose:

Best Wireless Router recommendation:

1, AC5300 Wireless router

My recommendation:  ASUS RT-AC5300

(Fastest Wireless Router and Best choice for gaming)ASUS RT-AC5300

This new router, ASUS RT-AC5300, incorporates simultaneous triple band for maximum wireless performance as does the RT-AC3200.

The main feature of this new router is that it incorporates triple simultaneous band with Wi-Fi AC. On the 2.4 GHz band, we can achieve speeds up to 1.000 Mbps, thanks to its four antennas in MIMO 4T4R configuration and NitroQAM technology that uses 1024QAM (or Quadrature Amplitude Modulation). As a result, this router will attain the maximum speed on this band. Regarding the 5 GHz band, it has two radios to broadcast in both 5 GHz bands (higher and lower channels as we have seen in the ASUS RT-AC3200 router, it uses a tri-band router) and can achieve a maximum speed of 2165 Mbps (by frequency band). We owe this level of performance to its four antennas in MIMO 4T4R configuration and 1024QAM frequency modulation. In addition to these features, it also incorporates the MU-MIMO technology in order to optimize the speeds of fast clients in conjunction with slow clients.

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Best Wifi Range Extender 2018 Buying Guide

Even if you have quite a powerful wireless router, can the internet signal not quite reach all the rooms or parts of your home? Did you get a new On-demand TV box and can’t connect it to the internet because it’s too far away from the modem and doesn’t have a wireless connection? If you have problems like this, there is only one answer: Buy a Wi-Fi range extender and set it up so you can extend the internet connection from the main router to the rooms or devices that it currently can’t reach.

“How?” you say? Did you think that devices like this are too hard to configure? You’re very wrong. Most extenders currently on the market can be configured in a matter of clicks and without the help of technicians or experts. They’re also available at very affordable prices, starting at less than 20 dollars. I mean, you really have no excuse. Choose the device that best suits your needs and buy it now.

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[Test] Netgear Orbi RBK50: the Rolls Royce of WiFi networks?

What we liked:

  • Great performance
  • Easy installation
  • Nice design

What we did not like:

  • Its price
  • Large size


Simple to install and very comprehensive, the Orbi RBK50 is a very powerful WiFi networking solution. In the course of our testing, the Netgear system managed to cover a particularly complex, 120 m2 area (thick walls and several stories) while providing high bandwidth. At the moment, the Orbi is one of the best solutions available for improving WiFi coverage. If that is, you are willing to pay the price. If you find its price to be too high, there are other, less powerful, but just as comprehensive solutions available, such as Netgear’s RBK40 and 30.

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How to boost your Wi-Fi signal?

You bought a new Wi-Fi router to extend your internet signal through the house but, by a few meters your connections just doesn’t quite reach the kitchen. Have you wasted your money? No way! There are several ways you can boost your WiFi signal: some are cost-free and require a bit of inventiveness, others are more expensive but also more effective. If you’re ready, I going to reveal those which, in my humble opinion, represent the best ways to strengthen your WiFi signal.

“How?”, you say? You’re not very handy with computers and new technology, and the solutions I’m about to give you to strengthen your WiFi signal are too complicated for you? No way, you’re very mistaken! Despite what you may think, boosting your WiFi signal is not something that only “freaks” can do. To succeed “in business” you just need to to be able to concentrate and pay attention a little you’re done. Trust me.

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How to amplify the wireless signal?

You put your Wi-Fi router that you received from your network operator in your bedroom, but the signal isn’t as strong as you thought? In your brother’s room you have to keep your computer almost tacked to the wall to connect to the Wi-Fi. I have some tricks that I think you should try.

If you want to find out how to amplify your wireless signal but, have no desire to buy a range extender, which is one of those little boxes that amplifies the Wi-Fi signal, you should know that there are a couple of ways to achieve the same thing without spending a penny. All you need is a printer, some cardboard and some aluminium foil. Don’t believe us? See for yourself.

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How to Extend your Wireless Signal?

Thanks to your new wireless router you can finally have the internet on your computer, smartphone, tablet and games console simultaneously without having cables spread around your home home, although there’s an area of the house that the Wi-Fi signal can’t reach and you have no idea how to fix the problem.

Don’t worry, there is no need to call a technician or spend loads of money. If you don’t know how to extend your wireless signal, you need to know that there are many things you can do, some very practical, some a bit more elaborate and fanciful, but good results are guaranteed. If you follow the advice I’m about to give you, you’ll be able to have a good internet signal throughout your house.

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Google WiFi System Review

The easiest system to install and use, very good coverage and connection speed and much cheaper than alternative WiFi network systems.

The only requirements are a Google account, a mobile access point for installing and managing the system. Beyond that, there are few customizable settings or advanced features.

In short, if you need to extend your WiFi coverage within your home, the Google WiFi router is the best currently available solution.

The Google WiFi router is now available in France from 139 euros per unit. If you need to extend the WiFi coverage within your home, this is definitely the best option at the moment.

To install and use the router, you will need two things:

  • An Android or iOS smartphone or tablet;
  • A free Google account.

Contrary to most routers, this router does not have a web interface, and is exclusively controlled via the Google WiFi mobile application. Once installed, the device will remain permanently connected to Google. The California based tech giant claims not to collect any data linked to how the device is used. However, it does admit to collecting data concerning the hardware, the app and the network – although this data collection can be deactivated in the settings.

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Synology RT2600AC Wi-Fi AC 2600 Gigabit router Review

Synology is a well-known brand for their NAS solutions. In 2015, they broadened their portfolio with their first router, the RT1900 ac, that didn’t got released in Europe. The Asian brand will try again with another model that we will be able to find in authorized distributors and comes with a pristine specs sheet. We’ve been testing it during the last few weeks and these are our impressions.

Synology RT2600ac

The Synology RT2600ac is a high-end product, aimed to a highly advanced user profile, who wants and knows how to make the most of his network. In fact, it utilizes technologies and functionalities that are also valid for professional environments, such as small offices.

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Differences between 802.11ax and 802.11ad, the next generation of Wi-Fi

The battle of the technology out on the market

This is not the first time that two standards face one another to see which one will take over the market. What is weird this time is that these two standards do not come from rivaling business interests, as it happened with Blu-ray and HD-DVD or Beta and VHS. These two Wi-Fi standards come from the ‘Wi-Fi Alliance’ organization that allows all of us to enjoy compatibility between devices, legacy compatibility and many other advantages.

This organization sets a standard for the IEEE 802.11 protocol that is refined and enhanced as technology improves. This standard is open and global, therefore it is the starting point for every manufacturer in order for their products to be easily used on the market and to interact with other brands’ compatible devices, etc.

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