When it comes to Wi-Fi passwords, it’s best to set one up that is going to be easy to remember, but how do you change your Spectrum password. Whether you forgot your Wi-Fi password or simply want to change it from the one that was auto-generated for you, Spectrum allows you to change your password whenever you want. However, some Spectrum customers often find themselves feeling a bit lost when trying to do so.
Be sure to check out our full WIFI section here at The Gadget Buyer for more helpful content!
How do you change your Spectrum Wifi password?
To change your Spectrum password in your online account, log in, select ‘Services’, ‘Internet’, ‘Manage Network’, and enter in a new Wi-Fi password. To change your Spectrum password using the mobile app, log in, select ‘Services’, ‘View and Edit Network Info’, and enter in a new password.
Having high-speed Wi-Fi at home is a must these days and Spectrum is considered one of the country’s best internet service providers.
They offer 100Mbps internet at a very competitive price, which is why so many customers opt for Spectrum when picking out the internet for their homes. However, at some point, you will certainly want to change your Spectrum Wi-Fi password.
Some internet providers make this next to impossible, which can be a huge pain when remembering a default password consisting of 10 random numbers and digits.
Spectrum understands the importance of making its internet as accessible as possible to its customers, which is why they enable you to change your password as many times as you like, with that being said, if you have never changed your Spectrum credentials before, you probably don’t know where to start.
To help you understand this further, we will take you through the entire process of changing your Spectrum Wi-Fi password.
After extensively researching Spectrum troubleshooting forums, I have been able to gather enough information to determine how to change a Wi-Fi password.
My research has indicated that there is more than one way to change your Spectrum Wi-Fi password and you may find that one approach suits you better than the other based on how you manage your network.
Suggested Article: Why does my Spectrum internet keep going out?
How to Change Spectrum Wi-Fi Password With Your Online Account
A quick and easy way to change your Spectrum Wi-Fi password is to do so online through your account. To access your online account, you need to use a web browser and head to Spectrum’s official website.
If you have never logged into your Spectrum account, you may need to create an account first. You can do this by clicking on the ‘Create Account’ tab, which will navigate you to another page where you can begin the process.
This will likely be a requirement for you if you have never logged into your Spectrum account before.
However, if you have already created an account and remember your login details, you will be good to proceed with changing your Wi-Fi password by following these steps:
- Enter log-in details into the Spectrum website
- Select ‘Services’
- Select ‘Internet’
- Select ‘Manage Network’
- Enter a new username and password (‘Save’)
When you enter a new username and password, you should pick something that is going to be memorable and, of course, secure.
Overly simplistic Wi-Fi passwords are not going to be reliable, as you make yourself vulnerable to hackers.
In addition, it would be wise not to come up with anything so complex that you are going to have to go through this whole process again once you create a new password.
Once you think of your new credentials and click the ‘Save’ button, your Spectrum password and username will be updated and you can log in to your Wi-Fi.
How to Change Spectrum Wi-Fi Password Using the Spectrum Mobile App
There is an app for everything these days, including managing your Wi-Fi network. Spectrum has designed a robust and intuitive application to make your Wi-Fi network more accessible than ever.
The app comes with loads of features outside of checking up on your network, but you can also use it to change your password whenever you need to. The Spectrum app is available for Android and iOS devices, meaning you can download it on virtually every smartphone and mobile device.
Naturally, you must have an internet connection to download and use the app, which will require you to be connected to your Wi-Fi or use mobile data.
To begin the process, head over to your mobile device’s App or Play Store so that you can download the Spectrum App.
Once the app has successfully downloaded onto your device, you must log in to access your account.
Much like with using the web browser, you need to create an account if you have not already. Once you are logged into the Spectrum app, follow these steps to change your Wi-Fi password:
- Select ‘Services’
- Select ‘View and Edit Network Info’
- Enter in a new password and username (‘Save’)
After you decide on your new credentials and click the ‘Save’ button, the information will be saved within Spectrum’s system and your Wi-Fi log-in will be updated.
The Spectrum app is particularly handy as you can control your Wi-Fi settings much quicker than with any other method.
How to Change Spectrum Wi-Fi Password Using Your Router Information
Although this is generally not the go-to approach for changing a Wi-Fi password, it does work and it is very easy to do. You can change your Spectrum password by using your router’s IP address.
Look at the back of your router to see if you can spot your log-in credentials on the device. Directly above your credentials, you should see your IP address listed.
The IP address is a series of numbers that are unique to your router – you will need to have them handy to change your password with this method. Once you have found your IP address, open a web browser of your choice.
Enter IP Address Into Web Search
Next, you will need to enter your IP address into the search bar of your web browser. Make sure that you enter the IP address exactly as it is listed on your router. If you miss even one digit, you cannot proceed.
Once the IP address has been written into the search bar, press ‘Enter’ to load the next page. You may find that your web browser prompts you with a warning saying that the page you are trying to reach is not secure and that your connection is not private. Disregard this.
You will see your IP address at the bottom of the page. You can click on it to proceed to the next page.
Enter Router Information
Once the page has loaded, you will find yourself looking at a Spectrum login portal. You must log in to the portal using the credentials written on your router’s back.
Below your IP address on the router, there would have been an auto-generated password and username that was assigned to you. By entering this into the portal, you can gain access to your Spectrum account.
Change Wi-Fi Password
After you log into your Spectrum account, you can begin the process of changing your Wi-Fi password. You can do this by following these steps:
- Select ‘Advanced’
- Select your Wi-Fi panel (2.4GHz or 5GHz)
- Select ‘Basic’
- Enter in a new username and password (‘Apply’)
Once you select the ‘Apply’ button will automatically update your new login information in Spectrum’s system.