January 14, 2017

How to Change your Default PLDT WiFi Router Password

When you subscribe to any PLDT myDSL plans, they will give you free WiFi modem/router that you can use to connect your wireless devices like smartphone, table and laptop.
With that, you have the options to connect to wired RJ45 cable or you can go wireless to start browsing on the internet.  After installation, PLDT technician usually don’t leave you the router details like admin username and password. Though manual are included in the box, other details like changing your modem’s default Wi-Fi password is not there.

They won’t leave you the default admin password, as long as the internet is up and running they’ll leave it to you to figure out other needed details you want in configuring the PLDT modem.
How to Change PLDT WiFi Password

How to Change your PLDT WiFi Router Password


If you’re techie this is an easy task and a must thing to do with your WiFi router.  You need to change the default PLDT WiFi password as it can be easily hacked by your internet minded neighbors. Algorithm on how they generate those default credentials are already exposed online that include the combination of MAC address and corresponding numbers. PLDT may give us a different kind of router models (e.g. Zyxel, Kasda, Prolink) but the concepts and settings are almost the same with each other.

Steps to change WiFi Password:

  1. Turn on your PDLT modem, connect an RJ45 cable (color yellow included in the box) from on any of the 4-ports going to your desktop computer. If you have wireless device you can directly connect your modem.
  2. Once connected, open your internet browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explore / Edge) to access router web page GUI.
  3. Type 192.168.1.1 on your browser URL address bar then hit enter.
  4. It will prompt you to input username and password.  Use the Default Admin Username and Password on PLDT myDSL.
  5. If you’re using Kasda / Prolink router, go to Setup – WLAN then Security. For ZyXEL, go to Network Settings - Click on Wireless then Wireless Network Setup.
    PLDT WiFi Password
  6. On that page, look for Pre-shared Key field with asterisk * value. That is your current Wi-Fi password.
    Change PLDT WiFi
  7. To change it, reset or erase the current asterisk then input your desired new password. (Take note of your new password, if possible make it alpha-numeric for security purpose)
  8. Click Apply, then Save.


You can verify if you successfully changed the password by connecting your wireless device to your Wi-Fi router using the new credential. On the same page you can also change your Wi-Fi name (e.g. PLDTmyDSL_, PLDTHOMEFibr_), just look for basic setting and look for Wireless Network Name of SSID then change it to any name you like.

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