Are you looking to change the WiFi password on a Zamtel router? If yes, then this article is what you need. Zamtel is one of the biggest telecommunication services providers in Zambia. Many people use the company for internet. If you are one of these people, you may find yourself wanting to change the WiFi password on your router. The following is how to go about doing it;
ZAMTEL ADSL router WiFi password change
To change the WiFi password on a Zamtel ADSL router, you need to take the following steps;
- Make sure that the Zamtel router on which you wish to change the WiFi password is turned on.
- Connect your computer to the router’s WiFi hotspot
- Open a browser. You can use Chrome, Edge or any other browser
- Type in 192.168.1.1 and click on the enter button on your computer
- You will now be taken to the admin page for you Zamtel WiFi router
- Type in the username and password. By default, the username is admin and the password is also admin
- Next, you need to click on Interface Setup
- Next, click on the Wireless tab
- Scroll down to WPA2-PSK section
- You will see your current password under the “Pre-Shared Key,” section
- Change that to whatever you wish
- Lastly, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on the “Save,” button.
Changing the WiFi Password for a Zamtel Huawei LTE Wireless Gateway
If you are using a Huawei LTE wireless gateway for your internet, you will need to follow the above steps to point 7. But when you get into your WiFi router’s Dashboard, click on Settings. From there, click on WLAN. Next, select WLAN Settings. Scroll down and change your Zamtel router WiFi password under WPA pre-shared key.
Tips to help your change a Zamtel router WiFi password
The above instructions usually work for those looking to change their Zamtel router WiFi passwords. However, if things do not go according to plan, you may wish to read the tips below;
Your router may be slightly different
The instructions given here are for a TP-Link WiFi router. The finer details may be slightly different depending on the Zamtel WiFi router that you are using. This is something that you need to keep in mind. The good news is that getting into the settings for your router is basically the same, whatever the brand that you may be using.
Where things may differ is on changing the WiFi password. However, don’t be too intimidated. Look around in there and you should be able to find a section where you can change the Pre-Shared Key. That’s the WiFi password for your Zamtel WiFi modem. Sometimes, it’s called the Passphrase or the Password. It’s all the same.
Anyway, if you need help changing your Zamtel WiFi router, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Send us a message and tell us the type of router that you have. We will be glad to give you the exact settings.
Use Command Prompt to get your router I.P address
Most WiFi routers on the market today use 192.168.1.1 as the default I.P address. However, there are some that have a different I.P. The good news is that it’s easy to find out what an I.P for a particular WiFi router is. You can do so using Command Prompt. To open Command Prompt, do the following;
- Connect your computer to the WiFi router for which you wish to find the I.P address
- Press on the Windows key + R
- Type cmd in the box that pops up
- Type ipconfig in the Command Prompt window
- Your router I.P address will be displayed under Default Gateway.
Reasons for changing the WiFi password on a ZAMTEL Router?
Most people out there never bother changing their Zamtel router passwords. That’s actually not the best approach. Whatever the router that you are using, there is need to change the WiFi password once in a while as a way of protecting yourself and your family. It’s one of the internet security tips that you should always have at the back of your mind. The following are the reasons for changing your Zamtel router password.
Your neighbours may have gained access to your password
The moment you get WiFi in your house, your neighbors will begin sniffing around for the password. We all do this. After all, who is able to resist freebies? Anyway, you may have given your password to a neighbour after they begged you using some sob story about needing to check their mail or something.
However, instead of keeping it to themselves as promised, they immediately started sharing it across the neighborhood. And before you knew it, you were providing everybody around you with free WiFi. The result is that your internet has slowed down significantly, or your data now only lasts a few days instead of seeing you through to the end of the month as expected.
Changing WiFi passwords protects you from hackers
Other than nosy neighbors, hackers are another brand of people who are constantly looking for opportunities presented by unsecured WiFi. The damage that they can do is actually a lot more serious. We do everything on our home computers, including checking our bank accounts online. If somebody lays their hands on your WiFi password, they can steal your money.
So, you need to change it every now and again. Also make sure that you have a strong password. Most people use their names and birthdays or their children’s names. However, that is very easy to break. You should try and make your WiFi password unbreakable. Mix your words with symbols and numbers.
How to change the Zamtel Router Admin password
WiFi routers have 2 passwords; the WiFi password and the admin password. The process given above was for changing the WiFi password. If you want to change the admin password, which we noted was admin by default, you can also do so in the settings page for your router. On a TP-Link router, the WiFi password can be changed by clicking on “Maintenance,” and then typing in and confirming your new password. Finally, click on the Save button and you should be good to go.
It’s actually advisable to change the router password because hackers know all the defaults. So, if they are able to connect to your WiFi, they will be able to lock you out of your own WiFi by changing the password. Of course, you can always do a hard reset of your router, but that means you will lose all your settings and you will have to reconfigure the device.