Whether you are about to set your Cox WiFi password for the first time or you have forgotten it, quick action from your side is required. Leaving the network without a password is like leaving the front door of your house open. Even if you have the best Internet connection, with an open network, you are inviting intruders.
How to Change WiFi Password Cox?
Are you setting the password for the first time? Have no fear, this guide is beginner-friendly. An open WiFi network doesn’t just lead to unwanted bandwidth consumption. It also allows the intruder to see what pages you visit, the links you click and other personal information.
Ready to change Cox WiFi password online? Follow the guide:
Find Your WiFi Password
If you haven’t changed the standard password to the Cox router login assigned by your ISP, this is how you can locate the original password to the WiFi depending on your device.
- Look for it in the owner’s manual that came with your device
- The password is printed either on the bottom or side of the router
- Check Cox welcome kit booklet
Changing the WiFi Password
These are the standard steps to perform for changing your WiFi password:
Step 1: Connect the Device
Connect your device (smartphone, PC or tablet) to an Ethernet cable.
Step 2: Find the IP Address
Open Google Chrome or any other browser on your device. Type in the IP address of your router in the address bar. This address is available on the side or bottom of your router.
If you are unable to find the IP address on the router, run a Google query for the model of your modem/router. You should find the correct address on the manufacturer’s site.
Step 3: Enter Your Login Credentials
You will now be taken to a page hosted by your ISP. Enter your Cox router login credentials. The user name is usually “Admin” and password will be the one that you located on the router earlier.
Step 4: Change the Password
The next steps might vary depending on the device. Locate the WiFi section and look for the password field. From there, change the password and you are done!
Changing Cox WiFi Password
For Cox customers, the steps vary slightly. So are you ready to change WiFi password Cox? Great, follow these steps:
- Sign in to your account by visiting Cox.com
- Enter your user ID and password
- From My account, under the Internet section, choose My WiFi
- This will take you to a home page displaying Internet info tabs
- Choose the Network Setting tab showing options such as Guest WiFi
- This will show you the wireless network name and password
- From there, you can change the password by simply typing a new on in the field and hitting save.
Note:- View and change password functionality might not be available for all WiFi modems. If that’s your case, refer to finding your in-home WiFi network or password guide by Cox.
Reach Out to Customer Support
If you are unable to change the password through the said procedure or you encounter an error, call customer support. They are great at offering guidance and troubleshooting assistance for WiFi related issues such as building a nest WiFi system, locating username and password, changing passwords, etc.
You will get a quick response and they will troubleshoot the issue. However, you are required to change the password by yourself because it’s sensitive information. If it was a query related to something like “increase Internet speed” the agent would take care of it. In this case, you have to follow the instructions to change the password.
Tips For Choosing a Strong Password
Like any other password, a WiFi password needs to be strong. Never choose a password with personal information such as your home address, date of birth, name of your dog, etc.
Hackers can easily pick such passwords with minimal efforts. The passwords assigned by your service provider are like a door lock. They are already a combination of different characters making them difficult to crack. But don’t rely on them. Most hackers have access to a list of the commonly assigned password by companies. They can knock down your guard very easily. Hence, it’s pertinent to change the password and create a strong one.
Include the following characteristics:
- 8 characters at minimum
- Use uppercase and lowercase letters
- Numbers and special characters are mandatory
Make sure you don’t use two identical or consecutive characters. Exclude personal information and don’t choose the same password for two accounts.
Once you have successfully created a strong password, make sure you write it down someplace in case you think you might forget. Or you can use a password manager to create and save all important passwords.
That’s it, folks, you have now successfully changed your WiFi password.