If you are a Jio user, you are well aware of the JioFi 4G Hotspot. JioFi is a portable WiFi hotspot device for personal use that can work with laptops, mobile phones, tablets, smart TV, and smartphones to access the 4G high-speed internet connections.
These devices have been provided to users by the Reliance Digital which is powered by LYF.
JioFi devices are able to provide high-speed data and also have the capacity to connect up to 10 devices simultaneously at a time. So, from this, it is very clear that 10 devices can use the data provided by these devices at the same time.
However, the internet speed may decrease if multiple users are using it at the same time with the same device.
Here, we will present the step by step process on how to change JioFi password and name (SSID). The process will also work if you forgot your JioFi password but don’t know how to recover or change the password.
Quick Steps to Change the JioFi Password :
The steps mentioned below are applicable to both for PC/Laptop and Smartphone, please follow all the steps correctly to change your JioFi Router password, successfully.
If you want the in-depth step by step guide with proper screenshots, you can continue the reading of the full-article; below we have clearly presented all the steps with visual representations.
- Connect your device to the JioFi Router.
- Open any browser and type > http://jiofi.local.html. Now, if you are using a Jio dongle, then open > jiodongle.local.html in the search bar and hit on the search button.
- At the top right corner, click on the login button.
- Enter ‘administrator‘ as the username and password.
- After login, navigate to the ‘WiFi settings‘ which you will find under the ‘Settings‘ tab.
- Here, you will get a list with several options including ‘Password’ and ‘SSID Name‘. Choose those options. You can now change the password and SSID name according to your choice.
- Once you have done, click on the ‘Save‘ button. You have now successfully changed your password and the SSID WiFi name.
- Now, disconnect all the devices which are connected with your JioFi device router. You have to again enter the new password to reconnect your devices.
However, the above process is only for the JioFi router, the Jio SIM for mobile has different settings.
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How to Reset your JioFi Password?
Here is the step by step process on how to reset your JioFi Password:
To conduct a hard reset for your default settings and configurations, you have to follow one of the below mentioned steps on your JioFi Router device.
Now, in this step you have to open the back side case of your actual device, there you will find your device battery, SIM card and other things like memory card slot etc. look around carefully over there; there you can find a reset button, which is partially invisible and looks like a small hole.
Just use a small pointed tool, to reach the button and press it for at least 10-20 seconds. Now all your JioFi device configurations are factory reset like a new device.
In this step, you don’t need to open the back cover of your router. All you can do is press the two buttons(WPS + POWER Button) simultaneously, for at least 20 seconds, and after that, just reboot your device. Now you’re done.
All the default settings will be automatically overwritten with your current settings including your old password and SSID name.
Now, if wish to change the password of your choice, then follow the below steps of the article to change your password, by which you can enhance your device security & prevent unauthorized access to your Hotspot connection.
Steps to Change JioFi Password in Mobile Phone :
We recommend you to follow all the steps correctly, to conduct a successful password changing procedure.
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This section explains to you with all the steps, to change your JioFi Router Password while using a mobile device(smartphone). Although, the same steps are always applicable if you’re using a desktop, laptop, or any other similar devices.
Switch on Your JioFi router device: Take your JioFi Device and hold on the power button for a few seconds, or till the device is on. However, you have to be patient until the router is on and completely ready to use.
Connect any device to the Router: Now, it is the time to connect either your smartphone or laptop or tablet or any other device to the JioFi router through WiFi.
If you have not changed the username and password earlier, then you will get a default username as well as password on the backside of the JioFi packing box or maybe on the back of the JioFi router. But, if you change your JioFi password previously, then you will have to enter your own password to log in to get the internet access.
Access the configuration page to manage settings: Now, it is the time to access the configuration page for which you have to open a web browser and enter ‘http://jiofi.local.html‘ or ‘http://192.168.225.1‘ in the search bar and click on the search option.
Time to Login to the Settings Page: After hitting on the URL provided on the above step, you will be there at the login page. Here, you will find the username and password fields at the top right corner of the page. Type ‘administrator’ in both the username and password field and click on the ‘Login” option.
Change Your Password: Now, to change the password, you have to navigate to the ‘WiFi’ settings. Click on Network>>WiFi Configuration. You will then see a list of several options such as Channel, Status, Encryption, Password, etc.
Choose the ‘Password’ and enter the password as per your choice and preferences. You can now change the password and SSID name according to your choice. It is always suggested to choose a very strong one as your JioFi password. Once you have completed, click on the ‘Save’ button. You have now successfully changed your password and SSID WiFi name.
Now, you have to disconnect your Router with all your devices and then again reconnect the devices with your new username and password.
Your router and device are ready to operate with the new Username and Password of your JioFi and your internet is also safe and secure to use. Also, you will get the high-speed 4G internet connection service with your new login access until you share it with any other person.
How to Keep your JioFi Device Secure?
Now, if you are already using JioFi, then there are few things that you always need to keep in mind and should do it to keep your JioFi secure. It is always necessary to lock your JioFi hotspot device with a strong and secure password to prevent any unwanted connections with your device.
Whether you are sharing it with others or not, you might want to change the password of your JioFi and if you are sharing your Internet connection with others, then you must require changing it every now and then.
The longer the password is in use, there will more likely the chances of compromising.
It is a good idea to share your hotspot only with people you want as you definitely don’t want any suspicious third parties or hackers to hook up to your network and create any problem.
You can also customize the name of the network as it is the best option to manage your password and Wi-Fi name to keep it secure. However, the steps may vary slightly depending on the device you are connected to.
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Frequently Asked Questions about JioFi Settings:
This section of the article will guide you through the various questions you have in your mind regarding the JioFi Router settings.
Q1. How many devices can be connected to a JioFi router?
You can connect a maximum of 10-30 devices to a single JioFi router at once. It depends upon your router version, your network strength & the speed of Internet service you are getting at your location. But keep in mind that, the more device you connect with a single router the less Internet speed you will get per each device, though the connection will be equally shared with each device connected to the hotspot.
Q2. Which is the latest version of JioFi Router available now?
Earlier, there were 4 models of the JioFi 4G Hotspot Router released already, but if you want to buy a new one; then go for the JioFi 5. It is the most recent version available now. You can easily find it both in any online or offline marketplace.
Q3. Can we use Airtel or any other network’s SIM in a JioFi device?
In a simple answer No, you can’t other network SIM cards like Airtel, Vodafone Idea or any other third-party SIM cards in a JioFi device. Because it’s a locked device with high level security features that works well only with a Jio SIM only. We never recommend you to bypass any such security features with some restricted activities. It’s not safe for you, and of course you will end up your device warranty instantly, by doing so.
Q4. Why my JioFi Internet speed is slow?
We recommend you to try a factory reset for your device(steps mentioned above in the article) if there seems any error with the software settings. Apart from that, try to connect as a minimum devices at a time to a single device you can. Also you can put your Router at a location, where there is a good network strength inside your location and you can easily access your connectivity wireless from there.
Q5. Does JioFi devices works well with 3G smartphones?
Actually, the JioFi router was made to easily access high-speed 4G network connectivity for a non 4G smartphone. So you can easily connect your 3G device, without any hassle.
Q6. Can we connect any other devices to a JioFi Router also?
Yes, you can easily connect any Wi-Fi enabled devices to a JioFi Router without any issues. May it be a Smartphone, Laptop, PC(with Wi-Fi card), Amazon Alexa, Google Home Mini, Wireless Security Cameras, or any such smart devices you have.
Q7. How do I know my JioFi password at first?
When you start to use a JioFi device, the SSID & the password is clearly mentioned there on the box. If you don’t have the box with you, you can open the back side case of your device, remove the battery there you will find your device password. If you have ever changed your default password and don’t remember that one. You can easily reset your JioFi device password, as we clearly mentioned all the steps above in the article.
Q8. What is the WPS button in a JioFi device?
The WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Where you can share your Internet connection easily with any nearby device, without sharing your Hotspot password for temporary access in need. The WPS is a wireless network security key standard in terms of technology.
I hope this article was helpful for you, if you still getting trouble with your JioFi password change, then please leave a comment below to solve your queries.