If you have bought a new PLDT Home Fibr Wi-Fi for your home, one of the first things you’ll want to do is to change your Wi-Fi password. Changing your password is your first line of defense against hackers or otherwise strangers that you don’t want using your Wi-Fi. A personalized password is also much more convenient and easier to remember compared to the random string of characters of a default password.
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Changing the password to your PLDT Home Fibr Wi-Fi is quick and easy, and you’ll only need to follow a few simple steps. If you don’t know where to start, this article will guide you step-by-step through the process.
How to change the password to your PLDT Home Fibr Wi-Fi
These steps work for most PLDT Home Fibr Wi-Fi modem models. Depending on your device, there may be some variations on some of the steps.
- From your browser, go to the IP address 192.168.1.1.
Make sure that you are connected to the internet using your PLDT Home Wi-Fi connection.
- If you get redirected to a Privacy Error page, click “Advanced”, and then click “Proceed to 192.168.1.1 (unsafe)”.
- On the log-in page, enter your admin username and password. Click “Log In”.
If this is your first time accessing the PLDT Home dashboard, the default log-in details are found with your modem. If you have a white modem, the default details can be found at the bottom of the device. If you have a black modem, these can be found at the back of the device.
- From the PLDT Home dashboard, click the “Settings” or “Wireless” tab at the top menu. If you can’t see this option, proceed to #5.
- Input your desired password into the Password field under Wi-Fi Security. Click “Apply”.
You have now successfully changed your Wi-Fi password. You can also change your Wi-Fi name by editing the Network Name (SSID) field.
- If you can’t see the “Settings” or “Wireless” tab from the dashboard menu (as with other Huawei modem models), click the “Network” tab at the top menu.
- On the left menu, click “Advanced” under Wlan Settings.
- Input your desired password into the Passphrase field. Click “Apply”.
You have now successfully changed your Wi-Fi password. You can also change your Wi-Fi name by editing the SSID Name field.
- Once you have changed your Wi-Fi password, you will be disconnected and will need to reconnect to the Wi-Fi using your new password.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Nothing shows up when I enter 192.168.1.1. Why?
First, make sure that you are connected to your PLDT Wi-Fi connection. If that’s not the problem, your network may have a different gateway or IP address.
Most PLDT networks will have 192.168.1.1 as the default gateway, but some models will use a different gateway, like the PLDT Ultera which uses 192.168.15.1.
You can determine your network’s IP address through Command Prompt.
- Type the Win + R keyboard shortcut (Windows key and letter R simultaneously).
- On the Run window, type cmd. Click “OK”.
- On the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig and press Enter.
- You will see your Wi-Fi network’s IP address listed as Default Gateway.
I forgot my admin username and password. How can I retrieve them?
If you’ve changed the modem’s admin username and password but have forgotten them, there is no way to recover these details. Instead, you will have to reset the modem and log in using the default details shown at the back or the bottom of your modem.
Why should you change your PLDT Home Fibr Wi-Fi password?
When you buy a new PLDT Home Fibr Prepaid Wi-Fi, you will already be assigned a default Wi-Fi password located at the back or at the bottom of your modem. This pre-defined password is safe because it is unique to your Wi-Fi, so strangers will not be able to access your Wi-Fi unless they look at the bottom of your modem and see the password. However, it is possible for advanced users to figure out your password from your default Wi-Fi name by decrypting it with a MAC table.
Thus, changing your Wi-Fi password (and Wi-Fi name) is recommended to strengthen the security of your connection. This makes sure that only those you share the password to will be able to connect to your Wi-Fi. Having a personal password is also more convenient and easier to remember so you won’t have to always look at the bottom of the modem if you forget the pre-defined password.
Once you’ve changed your Wi-Fi password, you’ve now made your PLDT connection a little bit more secure.