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WiFi Password in Windows 10

How to Change a WiFi Password in Windows 10—or just delete unwanted networks

In order to increase the security of your home network, you have to use more and more secure passwords for it and many times is difficult to remember your default Wi-Fi password and network name, which comes with your router when you purchase it unless you change it. In all these circumstances, the first thing that will come to your mind will be to change your Wi-Fi network name and password.

Windows 10 has changed things up a bit, so I figured I would spare you guys the learning curve I’ve gone through. First of all, you can find your PC settings in the new Windows 10 settings app.

To find and change your WiFi password and network name, you will need to perform the following steps:

Hold down the windows key while you press “i”.

Windows 10 Settings App

Click “Network and Internet”.

Windows Toolbar

You can also get to the Network settings just as quickly from the WiFi network list.

Click on the WiFi Symbol on the right side of the windows toolbar. If you can’t see it, try clicking the ^ to see more options.

Look toward the bottom of the WiFi networks list and click on “Network Settings”.

A list of your remembered networks will automatically appear. If you would like to change a password to one of these networks the easiest way is:

Scroll down to the end of the WiFi networks list.

Click “Manage Wi-Fi settings”.

WiFi Password

Scroll down until you get to the “Manage known networks” section.

Click on the desired network.

Manage known networks

 Click “Forget”.

*Keep in mind: This is not how you change the security password for your network. Rather, this is the way you would change the password that your device has saved to access your network without making your re-enter the password every time.

You can now go back to the Windows toolbar to see the list of available WiFi connections.
Windows 10 Toolbar
You will see that forgotten network listed again (if you are in range). Click on it, and when prompted to, enter the new WiFi password, or the correct password as the case may be.

Now you can enjoy your safe and secure internet surfing with great bandwidth without any external intervention. At any instance, you can change your username and password through the method listed above.

For more networking tips and hacks you can check our Networking section

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