In order to change the WiFi password on Linksys EA8300, let’s first see its features. The Linksys EA8300 is a very good option if you like the new generation routers. A very good feature of this router is the tri-band function, with up to 400mbps for the 2.4Ghz network and up to 800mbps for the other two 5Ghz networks.
This tutorial explains to you how it is going to be possible to change the wireless password of your device. I believe this is one of the most important things you have to know when you acquired a router.
Please make sure to connect the router to the PC via cable when accessing to the router. This, you can do it by just connecting the internet cable from the router (Ethernet port) to the LAN port of your PC.
These routers have almost the same interface:
How to access to the Linksys EA8300
You need to access to the router in order to change the wireless password. You can access to the router’s interface by first running a web browser and typing the default webpage http://LinksysSmartWiFi.com or 192.168.1.1 and then you access with the default credentials. Usually the credentials are printed on the router’s label.
After you enter all the information needed, then the system will redirect you to the interface’s home page, where you are going to be able to see the network status and change some settings.
Below you can see how you can change the WiFi key. Please, pay close attention.
How to change the wireless passphrase on the Linksys EA8300
At this point, you will be at the router’s Home Page, so, you only have to click on WiFi Settings on the left menu bar. Then stay on the Wireless tab on the top menu. There you will have all the settings needed.
Wi-Fi name or SSID, is the network name, which is going to be shown anytime, for example, when connecting to the wireless network.
Wi-Fi password is the wireless key, the main reason why we are here. Just edit it as you wish.
Finally, it is up to you to change the Security Mode. In this case we use the WPA2 cause it is the nowadays more stable and secure mode.
This tutorial already taught you how to change the wireless passphrase or WiFi password on Linksys EA8300. Please let us know if you need some additional help.