Find or change the password for your Pocket WiFi

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What's my Wi-Fi password and how do I change it?

On the Pocket WiFi 4G, pressing the menu button and then selecting info will bring up the password on the screen. If you’ve got the Pocket WiFi Pro or Extreme, double tapping the power button will do the same thing. If you haven't changed the default password your Pocket WiFi came with, you’ll also find it printed on the device.

If you’d like to change the password, you can do this by logging into the online dashboard. Instructions vary depending on which model you have so select yours below:

Find your network name and password

Where do I find the network name and password?

The location is different for each Pocket WiFi so follow the guide for yours below.

Pocket WiFi and Pocket WiFi 2

If you haven't changed these details, you'll find them inside the back cover of your Pocket WiFi

  • Your network name is labelled as 'SSID'
  • Your password is labelled as 'WIFI KEY'
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Pocket WiFi Pro

Just double tap the power button and the password will show up on-screen.

If you’re still using the default password that came with the Pocket WiFi, you can also find this on the reminder card that was in the box, or by removing the battery.

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Pocket WiFi Extreme

Just double tap the power button and the password will be displayed on-screen.

The default network name (SSID) and secure network key are also engraved on the back of the device.

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Pocket WiFi 4G

With the device on, press the menu button and then select info. The password will appear on the screen.

The default network name (SSID) and network key are also on a label under the battery.

Pocket WiFi 4G

Change password - Pro/Extreme/4G

Step 1

Using the web browser on a device connected to the Pocket WiFi, enter http://pocket.wifi or http://192.168.0.1 into the address bar to open the online dashboard.

If you’re connected to the Pocket WiFi using the Micro USB cable from your PC, you can also open the dashboard by clicking on the shortcut icon on your desktop

Step 2

Enter your administrator password in the top right hand corner of the page and press the ‘Login’ button. If you haven’t set up a password before, enter 'admin'.

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Step 3

From the ‘Pocket WiFi’ tab select ‘Wi-Fi’ and then click ‘Security’.
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Step 4

Choose a password and type it in the ‘Key’ field. If you want to change the name of your Pocket WiFi network, enter a new one in the ‘SSID’ field.

Step 5

Click ‘Save’ when you’re done.

Important info

If you’ve changed the admin password but don’t remember it, you can reset it by restoring factory settings on the device.

Change password - Pocket WiFi/2

Step 1

Using the web browser on a device connected to the Pocket WiFi, enter http://pocket.wifi or http://192.168.1.1 into the address bar to open the online dashboard.

If you’re connected to the Pocket WiFi using the Micro USB cable from your PC, you can also open the dashboard by clicking on the shortcut icon on your desktop.

Step 2

Enter your administrator password in the password field beneath the ‘Change your settings’ heading and press the ‘Log in’ button. If you haven’t set up a password before, enter 'Admin'.

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Step 3

From the ‘Manage Settings’ menu, click ‘Advanced Settings’, followed by ‘Wi-Fi Settings’ and then ‘Wi-Fi Advanced Settings'.

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Step 4

Type a new password into the ‘WPA Pre-Shared Key’ field, then click ‘Apply’.

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Important info

If you’ve changed the admin password but don’t remember it, you can reset it by restoring factory settings on the device.

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