How to Change Cox WI-FI Password
Your wi-fi password is an essential component of your network security. Creating a network without a password is like leaving your car unlocked — you're just begging to have your stereo stolen. If someone gains access to your wi-fi network, they will be able to see all the pages you visit, the links you click, all kinds of data you upload, and the information that you send between your connected devices.
Also, letting other people log in to your network can lead to significant bandwidth consumption, which will impact your web surfing experience.
In this article, I'll explain the process for adding, updating, or changing your Cox wi-fi password.
How to find, add or recover a forgotten Cox Wi-Fi Password
Forgot your wi-fi password? Or maybe need to set up a password for your network? Here's how to add or change Cox wi-fi passwords.
First, how to find your wi-fi password. If you haven't changed the default password assigned by your internet service provider it's highly recommended that you do. Hackers will always try the default passwords first when attempting to gain access to a wi-fi network. You can find your wi-fi password in any of the following ways:
- Check the device's owner's manual
- View the password on the bottom or side of the physical router
- Check the Cox Welcome Kit booklet
How to change your wi-fi password
To change your device's wi-fi password, follow the steps below:
- Connect the device to an ethernet cable.
- Launch your preferred browser and enter your router's IP address into the address bar. The two most common addresses: 192.168.1.0 or 192.168.1.1. On the off-chance that neither of these is your router's IP address, you can locate the IP address on the bottom or side of the physical router.
- The IP address will take you to a page hosted by your internet service provider. When asked for your login credentials, enter "admin" for both the username and password. Sometimes the password may be "password" or there might not be a password.
- Locate a section titled "Wi-fi" and look for the field containing your password. Cox users can click on "Wireless" and find their password in one of two fields:
For WEP encryption, the current wireless password can be found in the Key 1 field.
For WPA/WPA2 encryption, the current wireless password is in the Passphrase field.
Also, If you are a Cox client with a My Wi-fi-enabled modem, you can alter your password by using the My Wi-fi feature on Cox.com. All you have to do is click into the "Wireless Password" field, enter a new password, and press "Save".