How to Change an AirPort Password

By Bennett Gavrish

When you originally set up your AirPort wireless router, you are prompted to create a wireless network and select a password to secure it. As time goes on, you may decide to change the password, especially if outsiders have been able to penetrate your wireless network. All AirPort router settings are configured in the AirPort Utility program.

Things You'll Need

  • Mac running OS X 10.4 or later
  • AirPort wireless router

Step 1

Open a new Finder window by clicking on the icon in the Dock.

Step 2

Navigate to the "Utilities" folder, which is located in the "Applications" section of the Mac hard drive.

Step 3

Double-click on the "AirPort Utility" icon. The AirPort configuration program will launch and begin scanning for nearby AirPort wireless routers.

Step 4

Highlight your AirPort wireless router from the list of available devices on the left side of the window. Then click on the "Manual Setup" button at the bottom of the window.

Step 5

Go to the "Wireless" tab at the top of the window.

Step 6

Enter a new password for your AirPort wireless network in the "Wireless password" and "Verify Password" fields.

Step 7

Click on the "Update" button at the bottom of the window to save the settings and change your AirPort password.

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