In addition to User Name and Password, you can Change Router IP Address and add yet another layer of security to your Home WiFi Network.
Change Router IP Address
In order to make it easy for users to login to Router, manufacturers use a basic IP Address (192.168.0.1 or similar) and provide this information in the Router Manual and make it available on their websites.
As mentioned above, you can make it harder for anyone else to gain access to your Home WiFi network by changing the IP Address of your Router.
When you change Router IP Address, anyone trying to gain access to your network will be required to guess Router IP address, in addition to Password and User Name.
Steps to Change Router IP Address on Computer
1. Open Google Chrome or any other web browser on your computer.
2. Enter the default IP address of your Router (192.168.0.1 or similar) in the search bar and press the enter key.
3. On the next screen, enter your Username and Password to log into Router Settings.
4. From the next screen, go to Basic > LAN Setup > and change only the Last two numbers of the IP address in LAN IP Address field.
Note: In these last two fields, you can use any number between 1 and 254.
Caution: Restrict IP Address change only to the third and fourth fields (ex: 192.168.11.xxx). Making changes to first and second fields can lead to network conflicts while connecting with your main network.
4. Click on Save Changes and note down the New IP Address of your Router and restart the Router.
After changing Router IP Address, you may find your computer and Phone not connecting to the Internet. This can be easily fixed by restarting your devices and allowing them to re-establish connection with the Router.
Tip: You can confirm Router IP Address change by trying to Login to your Router using the New Router IP Address.