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How to change the wireless (WiFi) password of the Smart RG 516ac modem


The Smart RG 516ac operates networks on two frequencies, 5.6 and 2.4 Ghz. The password may be different for each, but we recommend using the same for both. Here’s how to do it, in stages.

1 Access the management panel

Follow the method presented in the “How to access the Smart RG Management Panel?” linked at the bottom of this page.

2 5.6 Ghz network

View the following menu section: Wireless -> 5 Ghz band -> Security

management menu

Delete the contents of the box “WPA passphrase” and enter the new password.

Click Apply / Save

3 2.4 Ghz Network

View section Menu section: Wireless -> 2.4 Ghz band -> Security

management menu

Delete the contents of the box “WPA passphrase” and enter the new password.

Click Apply / Save

4 After

After saving the changes, the modem will turn off the wireless (WiFi) networks and restart them without your intervention. The modem does not need to be rebooted.

Note that if you use the modem’s wireless access (WiFi) to access its management panel, you will be disconnected from it and the network. Reconnect to the wireless (WiFi) network with the new password and access the panel again to make any other changes.

5 Reconnect your equipment

Remember to reconnect all your equipment to the wireless (WiFi) network using the new password.

6 In case of problems

If, after changing the password, you no longer have access to the network, start by restarting the modem and check that at least one light is lit on its case. If this does not restore service, contact our technical department. We can help you restore it.