WiFi networks allow devices to connect to the internet without the need for bulky ethernet cables. However, to keep the connection safe and secure, you would need a WiFi password, otherwise, everyone would have access to your WiFi network.
This, therefore, can lead to anyone being able to hack your network and slow down the internet. In the worst possible case, they can misuse your device to install malware and even steal sensitive information. To prevent this, you should change the default password of your wireless router.
Pakistan’s leading internet service provider is Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL). Although there are many other internet service providers, the majority of people in Pakistan prefer to use PTCL’s broadband service.
The password is usually set right after installing a new WiFi modem. However, you always have the option to change it later on.
Graana.com has outlined how to change the PTCL WiFi password below.
How to Change PTCL WiFi Password: Step-By-Step Process
The following simple steps are required to change the PTCL WiFi password. These have been explained in detail for better understanding.
- Open your web browser.
- Type IP address in the search bar.
- A pop-up box will appear, requiring you to enter your username and password.
- After logging in, a menu will appear where you should choose the “Wireless” option from the left panel.
- Then, select “Security” from the default menu.
- You can now change your password and save it.
Step One: Opening Your Web Browser
You can open any web browser for this task, like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari etc.
Step Two: Type in Your IP Address
Enter the IP address in the search bar. Almost all PTCL users have an IP address of 192.168.1.1. For some new PTCL broadband users, the IP address is 192.168.10.1.
Step Three: Enter Modem Username and Password
After entering the IP address, you will be directed to a page where you will be required to give your PTCL modem username and password. The default username for most modems is “admin” and the password is also “admin”.
If it is not so, you can check the username and password on the back of the PTCL router or on the modem box.
Step Four: Click on the “Wireless” Option
After entering the username and password of the PTCL modem, the administration panel will appear. You can check the modem settings here. Click on “Wireless” in the list of options given on the left side of the admin panel.
Step Five: Click on the “Security” Option
In the WiFi drop-down menu, click on the “Security” option. You will be given several more options, which will include the WPA/WAPI passphrase bar.
Step Six: Set a New Password
Click on the WPA/WAPI passphrase bar option to change and set your PTCL router’s password.
Step Seven: Save the Password
Click on the “Apply/Save” button at the bottom of the page once you have entered your new password. After this step, the new configuration will be applied and saved on your PTCL WiFi router.
Rebooting it will automatically update the new WiFi password on the router. It should be noted that the process to change your username is the same.
If this is the first time your device is connecting to PTCL WiFi, you will need to enter the new password. However, if you had already connected it to this network previously, click on the option of forgetting the network on your device first and connect to it again with your new password.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here are some frequently asked questions by users of PTCL.
How do I reset my 192.168 1.1 passwords?
You can change your Admin Panel’s password by logging in and then going to Management>Access Control>Passwords.
What is the PTCL admin password?
Check the back of your WiFi device for the username and password.
How can I change my PTCL name?
For an ownership name change, go to your nearest PTCL Exchange office. If you want to change your WiFi network’s name, follow the same procedure above.
How can I change my modem password?
You can easily change your PTCL modem password by logging into the IP address page (http://192.168.10.1/). Then go to Management>Access Control>Passwords.
To Sum Up
The process of changing your PTCL WiFi password is quick and easy. However, if you encounter any problems, you can contact your service provider.
If you suspect someone is using your WiFi without your permission, change the password immediately. You can keep your internet connection, safe and fast by only permitting a minimal number of users.
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