How to Change the Password on My SpeedTouch

By Mark Barnhill

Passwords are one method for preventing other users from accessing your wireless network, which can help keep your information secure and prevent other users from reducing your bandwidth, which decreases the speed with which you can use internet services. In order to maximize the effectiveness of passwords, they need to be updated regularly. If you are using a SpeedTouch 5x6, 585 or 780WL router, changing your password is fairly simple.

Step 1

Open your Internet browser.

Step 2

Type or copy and paste the following Internet address into your browser's address bar: ""

Step 3

Follow the Internet link that appears.

Step 4

Use the password field to change your password and check the "Remember Password" box.

Tips & Warnings

  • Ideal passwords are difficult to guess, but easy to remember. Your password should be between eight and 16 characters long, and the characters used can include upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters, such as "!," "%" and "~." While special characters can make a password much more difficult to guess, you should still be able to pronounce your password, in order to make it easier to remember. You should not use the same password for more than one program or service; if a hacker is successful in guessing the password for one program, the hacker may be able to access many more of your activities.