5 Easy Steps to Change PLDT Home Fiber WiFi Password and SSID

The PLDT Home Fiber WiFi is an unlimited fiber internet plus landline subscription plan offered by PLDT in the Philippines. The WiFi Password refers to the strings of characters that users have to input on their smartphones and computers to be able to connect to the PLDT Home Fiber WiFi router.

The PLDT Home Fiber WiFi subscription plan is widely known in the Philippines. It has a default SSID and WiFi password known to a lot it people. This is why it is advisable to change the default SSID and WiFi password immediately after the installation of your PLDT Home Fiber plan.

The simple reason is that nearby users of smart devices, such as laptops or smartphones, can detect your home fiber signal. If this is the case, they can easily search for PLDT’s default wifi name and password online. Afterward, they can connect to your Wi-Fi network for free using those default login details.

In this article, you will find the steps to change the default username SSID, and WiFi password of your PLDT Home Fiber plan.

change wifi password pldt home fiberTo change the PLDT Home Fiber WiFi Password and SSID access your PLDT’s default WiFi IP address, then login to your WiFi Network. Tap the Setup button then go to the “Basic” tab. From there change your PLDT’s SSID. Once done, tap the “Security Settings” tab and change your WiFi password. Below is the complete details of the steps.

Step 1: Access your PLDT’s default Wifi IP address

On your preferred web browser, on the search bar, you need to type the IP address of your router which is https://192.168.1.1. Afterward, press the enter button on your keyboard. You will now be able to see the login window of your router

Step 2: Log in to your Wifi Network

Type the default username and password in the given space then press the “enter” button on your keyboard.

The default username of PLDT Home Fiber WiFi is “admin” and the default password is “1234” for you to be able to access your wifi’s admin panel.

Alternatively, you can find the default wifi password and username of your PLDT router located at the bottom part of the router.

default pldt home fiber wifi password ssid

Step 3: Change your WIFI’s SSID Name

Go to the “Setup” button located on the upper right-hand side of the web page. Afterward, choose the “Basic” tab located on the left-hand side of the same web page. From there, change your wifi network’s SSID or username.

The requirement for your new SSID name is it should be within 1 to 32 characters.

Tip: As you notice, your router has two available radio frequencies. The first is the 2.4G connection and the second is the 5G connection. My suggestion to you is you can name the 2.4G connection with your preferred name and add the suffix 2.4G. Do the same with your 5G connection, and add the suffix of 5G.

For example, PLDTHOMEFIBR_2.4G and PLDTHOMEFIBR_5G, respectively. In this way, you know which radio frequency you are currently connected to.

Step 4: Change your Default WiFi Password in the Security Settings Tab

The “Security Settings” tab is also located on the left-hand side of the web page. When you change your default password. The popup window from PLDT will remind you that your password should be within 12 to 64 characters. It has to contain numbers, letters (upper and lower case), and symbols/special characters.

Once you hit the apply button, the new settings will take effect immediately. As a result, all the connected devices (including those outsiders) will be disconnected.

Tip: You can come up with the same password for the two connections. This will minimize confusion on your part because you only need to memorize or write down one password. It is also easy to shift from one frequency to the other if you have only one password.

Step 5: Log in to your PLDT Home Fiber WiFi with your New SSID and Password

Based on the new SSID that you set in step 3, and the new wifi password that you set in step 4. Connect your devices to your PLDT Home Fibr wifi router.

That’s it. Enjoy your new and secured wifi network. You can change your login details every once in a while, or as frequently as you want.

So, in step 3 I’ve mentioned that you put a suffix of 2.4G or 5G to your PLDT home Fiber wifi because a 5G connection is much faster than 2.4G. The difference is that 5G frequency has a shorter range and 2.4G has a longer range.

This means that if your room is located further away from your Wifi router, you might not be able to connect to 5G, so you can shift to 2.4G instead. And when you are located near the router, you can connect back to 5G frequency connection. Adding the suffix to the two connections can avoid confusion for you and your family members. Hey! Not every member of the family is as techy as you hahaha.

What is the Speed difference between 2.5G and 5.0G connections in PLDT Home Fibr?

The speed difference between 2.5G and 5.0G connection in PLDT Home Fibr ranges from 8Mbps to 10Mbps.

Just to give you an idea of how fast the 5G connection is compared to 2.4G. Here is a speed test when connected to PLDT home fiber in 2.4G and when connected to 5G.
Based on the speed test for plan 1699, there is almost a 70 percent increase in speed if you will connect to the 5G frequency. The download speed is 20MBPS and the upload speed of 8.67 MBPS. For the 2.4G connection, the download speed is only 11.3 Mbps and the upload speed is 3.66 Mbps. However, as I’ve mentioned earlier, 5G’s signal reach is much shorter than 2.4G. I suggest that you try the speed test for yourself to experience it firsthand.

Anyway, I hope this tutorial will be able to help you change your PLDT home Fiber wifi username SSID, and wifi password.

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