Procedure of changing the default password of a ZyXEL® router
ZyXEL routers are new high-performance routers. This router is needed to provide a proper Internet connection on the system. It comes with a default password like 'admin' or '123' at the time of installation. You may need to change this default password to secure the router. This is done so as to prevent other users from accessing the router. There may be different steps for changing the password for different ZyXEL router. You can refer to the router manual to know about these steps. You can check the router type by reading the label on the router.
- Steps to change password
- Store the password
- Use strong password
Steps to change password
There are some simple steps to change the default password used in a ZyXEL router. For this, you need to open the web browser and type '192.168.1.1' in the address bar. You will be then directed to a login page of the router. You need to then login as an administrator and give the default user name and password in desired columns. You will then be prompted to change the password to a more secure one. Then, you need to enter the new password and then click 'Apply' to save the changes.
Store the password
As you are attempting to change the default password of a ZyXEL router, you need to memorize the new password. If you do not know the password, then you cannot access the router and then you will need to take some advanced steps to access it. So, it is wise to store the password in a safe location like a CD or some other media. You can then use this media to get the password. You can also try storing the password in storage locations provided by the Internet.
You need to change the default password of a ZyXEL router due to security issues. Thus, you always need to save a strong password. It is good to use alphabets and numerals together to construct a new password. Complicated passwords are good for router security. It is very essential to verify that Caps Lock is turned off while setting a password.
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