Are there instances wherein your Internet connection is slower than it should be, or your devices keep disconnecting from the router? If yes, now is the perfect time to immediately change the password of your modem or router for wireless leechers were accessing your Internet without your knowledge. And here’s how to do it.
In Wi-Fi, a leecher is somebody who attaches his wireless device to an open wireless network to access the Internet without the Wi-Fi owner’s knowledge. In most countries, accessing a network in this fashion is illegal.
For instance, aside from stealing your bandwidth, these so-called wireless leechers can also access shared folders on your network, so data theft is a real threat. Luckily, there are ways to detect unknown connections to your network and ways to stop them from connecting. One of which is securing your wireless router. Even though most wireless routers from ISPs come with long passwords, someone can still gain access by simply copying the password printed on your wireless router since most people don’t change the default password set by their ISP.
If you’re a Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi modem subscriber, which is usually the Huawei B310As-938 model, as well as the Globe at Home LTE modem, below is the step-by-step process on how you could change your Globe wifi password to stop neighbors and strangers from connecting to your wifi without your permission.
Step-by-Step Process of Changing Your Globe WiFi Password
Step 1: Open 192.168.254.254 in your browser. Click “Log in” at the top right corner of the page.
Step 2: Enter your Globe at Home dashboard username and password. The default username is user and the password is @l03e1t3.
If you forgot your password, you would have to reset the modem and log in using the default password. Click “Log in.”
Step 3: Once logged in, click “WiFi Settings” on the top menu. If you can’t see that link, proceed to Step 4.
Change your Globe wifi password by typing it into the WPA pre-shared key field.
You may check the “Show password” box to see if your new password is typed correctly.
You can also change the name of your wifi by editing the SSID field.
Click “Apply.” Your Globe wifi password has now been changed.
You will have to reconnect to wifi using the new Globe wifi password.
Step 4: If you can’t see the WiFi Settings link (as in the case of the Huawei B315s-938 model of the Globe at Home LTE plan), just click Advance and then click WLAN Basic Settings under WLAN on the left menu.
This step is also applicable to the Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi modem (B310As-938) if you have several SSID or wifi network names.
Change the Globe wifi password by editing the WLAN key field. Click “Apply” when you’re done.
You will also have to reconnect to wifi using the new Globe wifi password. Don’t be surprised if the browser hangs up; it’s perfectly normal. Just reconnect to wifi and reload the browser.
Note: In case you forgot the wifi password, just log in to the admin dashboard (192.168.254.254) to view it and change it if necessary.
Meanwhile, if you want to reset your modem or router, which means reverting it to its default configuration or resetting your modem’s settings, including your Globe admin and wifi passwords to the default ones, below are the step-by-step process on how to do it.
Step-by-Step Process of Resetting Your Globe Modem or Router
• For Globe at Home modems, the default admin password is @l03e1t3.
• You can reset the modem if you forgot your admin password.
• To reset the modem, insert a small pin into the tiny hole at the back of the modem. The hole is usually labeled as “Reset.”
• Wait for the modem to restart and then log in to the dashboard (192.168.254.254) using the default admin password.
• Don’t forget to change the admin/modem password to prevent other people from logging in to the Globe dashboard.