How to Change Your Wireless Network Password

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To change the password for the wireless network on your Shaw wireless modem, you will need to log into the admin console which will allow you to configure various settings related to your wireless network. Before proceeding, ensure that you have an ethernet cable connected between your modem and computer/laptop.

 

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Getting Started...

SMC Wireless Modem

Cisco Wireless Modem

Arris Advanced WiFi Modem

Hitron Advanced WiFi Modem

 


 

Getting Started...

Step 1: Connect one computer directly to the modem with an ethernet cable. If you need additional information on how to do this please refer to the following: Directly Connecting Your Computer and Modem

 

Step 2: Identify the brand of your modem. If your equipment has been provided by Shaw, you will either have a Cisco, SMC or Arris branded WiFi modem. Follow the directions provided below for your specific brand of Shaw wireless modem

 

SMC Wireless Modem

Cisco Wireless Modem

Arris Advanced WiFi Modem

 

 

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SMC Wireless Modem

 

  1. Navigate to the SMC Admin Console by visiting 192.168.0.1 in your internet browser

 

  1. Log In with the following information:
      1. Username: cusadmin
      2. Password: you can find this password printed on the white sticker on your Shaw wireless modem (SMC), referred to as the Pre-shared Key or Password
  2. Select Wireless

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  1. Choose Encryption

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  1. Enter the desired password into the Pre-Shared Key field. The Pre-Shared Key must be between 8 to 63 characters in length and is case-sensitive (assuming that WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK is in use for the security mode)

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  1. Select Apply

 

 

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Cisco Wireless Modem

 

  1. Navigate to the Cisco Admin Console by visiting 192.168.0.1 in your internet browser

 

  1. Log In with the following information:
      1. Username: cusadmin (must be lowercase)
      2. Password: You can find this password printed on the white sticker on your Shaw wireless modem (Cisco), referred to as the S/N (usually a 9-digit number starting with 2xxxxxxxx)
  2. Select the Setup tab at the top of the page
  3. Choose the Quick Setup tab

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  1. Enter the desired password into the Pre-Shared Key field. The Pre-Shared Key must be between 8 to 63 characters in length and is case-sensitive (assuming that WPA-Personal/WPA2-Personal is in use for the wireless security mode)

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  1. Select Save Settings

 

 

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Arris Advanced WiFi Modem

 

Your WiFi network password is the password you use to connect to the WiFi network provided by your SBG6782 modem. To change the password for your WiFi network you will need to log into the SBG6782 modem configuration page which will allow you to configure various settings related to your WiFi network.To change your network password:

 

  1. Open an Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc...) and navigate to the address bar at the top of the page. Here, you can enter in the following: 192.168.0.1, and then hit the enter key on your keyboard

 

  1. Log in to the Advanced WiFi modem page with the following information:
        1. Username: cusadmin (must be lowercase)
        2. Password: Enter the Passphrase as found on the white sticker on the top of the WiFi modem. Be aware that this information is case sensitive, so enter the information exactly as it appears on the modem
  2. Select Manage Wi-Fi Network from the Launch Quick Start Wizard
  3. Next to Passphrase you can enter your preferred WiFi network password
      • If you would like to change the network password for your 5 GHz network, you will need to first select the "5 GHz" tab before altering the channel
  4. Select Apply to save your changes

 

 

 

Please Note: If you would like to restore this setting to its default you can do so by performing a pin-hole reset on the modem. Please be aware that this reset will restore all customized settings, including WiFi channel and network name.

 

 

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Hitron Advanced WiFi Modem

 

Your WiFi network password is the password you use to connect to the WiFi network. To change the password for your WiFi network you will need to log into the Hitron Advanced WiFi modem configuration page which will allow you to configure various settings related to your WiFi network. To change your network password:

 

  1. Open an Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc...) and navigate to the address bar at the top of the page. Here, you can enter in the following: 192.168.0.1, and then hit the enter key on your keyboard

  1. Log in to the Advanced WiFi modem page with the following information:
      1. Username: cusadmin (must be lowercase)
      2. Password: Enter the Passphrase as found on the white sticker on the top of the WiFi modem. Be aware that this information is case sensitive, so enter the information exactly as it appears on the modem
  2. From the home page, select Wireless from the list of options available at the top
  3. Select the 2.4G, 5G, or Guest network from the top of the page. By default, most devices will be using the 2.4G network
  4. Under the "Multiple SSID Settings" heading, enter your preferred network password within the "Pass phrase" field
  5. Save your changes before exiting the page

 

Hitron Modem: Network Password

 

Please Note: If you would like to restore this setting to its default you can do so by performing a pin-hole reset on the modem. Please be aware that this reset will restore all customized settings, including WiFi channel and network name.

 

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Related Articles

 

Wireless Connectivity Troubleshooting

Network Name (SSID) Does Not Appear in List of Networks

How to Change the Wireless Channel on Your Shaw Wireless Modem

 


 

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