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How do I change the wireless name and password on my Technicolor DGA4231, DGA2231 or DWA0120 router?

Written by KCOM Support on 23/03/2022. Posted in Broadband.

To protect your Technicolor router from being accessed wirelessly by unauthorised users, you can change your wireless password. For a personal touch, you can also change your wireless name.

Technicolor DGA or DWA Routers

Changing your Wi-Fi name and password

  1. Connect a device to your Technicolor router using an Ethernet cable (recommended) or Wi-Fi.

    Connect to Ethernet or Wi-Fi
     
  2. Open a new web browser and type 192.168.1.1 into your address bar and press enter or go

    URL Address
     
  3. You should now see a Technicolor screen with a number of different tiles.
     
     

    Something to note

    These instructions show screenshots of the Technicolor DWA0120 router, but the instructions are the same if you're using a Technicolor DGA4231 or DGA2231.


    Select Sign In at the top right.

    Sign In
     
  4. Type in your username and password to sign in. The username is admin and the password will be what you set it to when you first ever logged into the router.

    If this is the first time you're logging in, the password will be either 'admin' or the access key on the bottom left of the label on the back of your router.

    Select Sign in.

    Login
     
  5. Select the Wireless tile.

    Wireless Tile
     
  6. Select the wireless name underneath the Access Point 2.4GHz (2.4G) or Access Point 5Ghz (5G) sections. You can change one network, then change the other one afterwards.

    The example we have below is for changing the 2.4Ghz network (2.4G).

    Access Points
     
  7. Want to change your wireless name first? Find the setting called SSID Name, delete the text in the box, and then type in a name for your wireless network.

    SSID Name
     
  8. Next, make sure the Security Mode is set to WPA2-PSK. Now find the Wireless Password setting, delete the text in the box, and type in a new password. This password needs to be at least 8 characters long.

    Security Mode and Password
     
  9. When you've finished, scroll down and select Save at the bottom of the page.
     
     

    Something to note

    Devices may lose connection after changing your wireless name or password, so you may need to reconnect them.


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