If you’re struggling to remember your default Sky wifi password and you would like to make it easier to give out to guests or set up on new devices you should change your wifi password. You can easily change your password by following the below steps.
Changing Your Sky Wifi Password
You need to be connected to your Sky broadband router on the device you’re going to use to change your password. Open a new tab on your web browser.
In the address bar of your new browser tab, you need to enter 192.168.0.1 and then press enter.
You will be taken to a webpage with lots of settings on it for your router including a summary status, you should receive a pop up asking for authentication. Here you need to enter the username as ‘admin‘ and the password as ‘sky‘.
On the menu bar that runs across the screen select the wireless option on the far left of the menu bar. Once you are on the wireless page it will give you information about your wireless internet router including its name, you can also change this here.
Scroll down and you will find a header which says ‘WPA2-PSK Security Encryption’, this is where you can change your Network Key (your network key is your wireless password). You can change your password to anything as long as it’s between 8 and 63 characters long.
Once you are done changing your password you need to select the Apply button to save your changes. Please be aware that once you have changed your password all your wireless devices will become disconnected from your server and to reconnect you just need to enter your new password.
Reset Your Router
You may need to reset your router if you can’t log into the website mentioned in the above steps, when you reset your password all of your devices will disconnect and you will need to enter the default password, you will lose all of your personalised router settings.
Go to your Sky broadband router, on the back of the router you should see your router name and the default password, you can also find this information on the cards and stickers you were given when the box was installed.
You should see a small button to the right of the router information sticker, above the button it should say ‘RESET’. Press this button down for at least five seconds.
After holding the button down for at least 5 seconds once you have released it your password will be reset to the default password, you will now need to reconnect all your wireless devices back to the broadband network.