Are there too many people who have connected their smartphone device to your JioFi network? If that is the case, then you must be experiencing a whole lot of decrease in internet speed. And that could be a great hassle especially when you need to access online right away. What you should do is change the JioFi password and take back control over your WiFi network.
There are many benefits that you can have when you change the JioFi password frequently or at least once a week. You can avoid the risk of a security breach and you can even lighten a load of your JioFi device with fewer connected smartphones and laptops. That is why it is highly recommended that all WiFi owners such as JioFi users should do regularly change your password.
Changing JioFi Password
This is to keep other unwanted people from snooping around your online information especially financial related stuff. Anyway, here is the method on how to change the JioFi password.
- Make sure that you are connected to the JioFi WiFi network. And if you are, open your preferred web browser. Google Chrome or even your native Android web browser will do. The same goes if you are using a laptop.
- Now on the address bar, type “192.168.1.1” or “https://jiofi.local.html“. If you are using a JioFi dongle, you should type in “https://jiodongle.local.html” instead.
- A login window will prompt for your login details, you can just use “administrator” for both username and password.
- As soon you are in, navigate through the WiFi settings and look for the password or passphrase entry. Type in your new password. Make sure that you remember what you type in as you would not want to do this whole process all over again. And this time, you will need to reset the entire device settings.
In Case of a Forgotten Password
In case you forgot the last password you used for the JioFi network, you will need to reset the entire device and put it back to factory settings. Here’s how you can reset back JioFi device to factory default settings.
- Make sure that the JioFi device has fully booted up.
- Now you must open the back of the device by removing the back cover exposing the battery.
- On top where the battery is placed, there is a small pinhole. Use a pin that fits that pinhole and press on it for 10 seconds.
- The LED lights will then turn off. All you have to do is wait for it to fully boot back to normal.
- Once it fully booted, it is now ready and back to default factory settings. You may now use the old default WiFi password that came with the JioFi device. Sometimes it is printed under the battery and sometimes it came with the manual and brochure.
If you know that you can do this whole process without having to read this step-by-step guide again, then you should make it a habit to change the password regularly. Yes, change the JioFi password at least once a week or a month. That depends on the number of people that you allowed to connect to your JioFi network.
Also, try to limit the connected smartphones and laptops to your WiFi network to a minimum. Keep the number up to five devices. Add more and you might experience noticeable lagging and slow response time of pages that you open.
In today’s question, how many devices do you allow to connect to your JioFi device? How many devices before the internet speed become totally slow and almost unresponsive? Tell us in the comment section.
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