JioFi is a personal hotspot device that can accommodate smartphones and laptops to access the 4G high-speed internet provided by Jio. However, the internet speed may decrease if a lot of people are connected to it at the same time. The best option you have at hand is to manage your password and Wifi name. Hence, let’s go through the steps on how to change JioFi password and name (SSID).
How to Update Name and Password
For security purposes, it is essential to update your JioFi credentials from the default one. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do it.
- Connect your device to JioFi.
- Open a web browser and go to “http://jiofi.local.html“.
(If you are using a Jio dongle, then open “jiodongle.local.html” instead.)
- Click on the ‘Login’ option at the top right corner.
- Enter ‘administrator’ as the username and the password.
- Then, navigate to the ‘WiFi settings’ which you will find under the ‘Settings’ tab.
- Change the password and SSID name here as per your wish. Choose a very strong one for security.
Once you are done, click on ‘Save’. Congratulations, you just successfully changed your password and WiFi name. Please be reminded that all the devices connected to your JioFi router will be disconnected. Then, you will have to enter the new password to reconnect your devices.
Note that the JIO SIM for mobile has different settings, so if that is your JIO subscription check out JIO APN Settings: Accessing JioFi High-Speed Internet. Also read: How to Increase JioFi Internet Speed.
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In recent years, we have witnessed sudden progress in the telecom industry. Which includes, the way Indian customers used the internet and other telecom services. Last year, Reliance Digital came up with a new telecom brand named JIO serving on 4G technology. Jio also gave complimentary offers including Unlimited 4G data usages/calls/services and more.
Earlier, if someone wanted to use a preview offer by JIO, they needed to purchase an LYF handset and access the complimentary free services. Later on, Reliance Digital introduced a new device called JIO MiFi, a portable hotspot to access high-speed internet. Also, learn How to Hard Reset JioFi to Restore Factory Default Setting.
Below you can read the step-by-step guide on how to change JioFi password and name of the network. This guide is applicable to anyone who doesn’t have much experience with computers and routers in general.
The Detailed Process to Reset Password
Resetting a password is fast and easy. Here is a more detailed instruction to reset your JioFi password. See also: JioFi SSO Login: All You Need To Know.
#1 Switch on your JioFi router: Hold the power button till the device is on. Be patient until the router is completely on and ready to use.
#2 Connect a device to your JioFi router: Now, connect your smartphone or laptop to your Jio router over WiFi. If you haven’t changed the username and the password, then you will find the default username and password on the back of its box, or at the back of the device. But, if you have changed it before then you will have to enter your own password.
#3 Access the configuration page to manage the settings: To access the configuration page, launch a web browser and enter ‘http://jiofi.local.html‘ or ‘http://192.168.225.1‘ in the search bar and hit the search option.
#4 Login to the settings page of your JioFi router: When you search for the URL provided in the above step, you will arrive at a log in page. Here, you will find the username and password fields. Type in ‘administrator’ in both fields and click on the ‘Login’ option below the fields.
#5 Set a new password: Now, to change the password, click on Network >> Wi-Fi Configuration. You will then see a displayed list of options such as Status, Channel, Encryption, etc. Look for ‘Password’ and enter any password that you prefer. Once you are done, click on ‘Save’ to keep the changes, which you have made.
Make sure you update your username and password from time to time for security purposes. If you have any questions, leave a comment below.