How to Reset a Wi-Fi Password on the Mac

By Aaron Wein

Change settings for your Wi-Fi network on your Mac.
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Periodically changing your business office's Wi-Fi password is an important step in preventing unwanted users from accessing your network. It can, however, cause unintended problems. For instance, you'll need to update the password on all of your Mac computers in order for you and your employees to get back to work. Access each computer's AirPort settings and change the password accordingly.

Click the Apple icon on your Mac's desktop and click "System Preferences" to open a new window.

Click "Network" to view a list of network options.

Click "AirPort" to view new options.

Click "Advanced" to open a new window.

Click the "AirPort" tab and double-click the name of the network for which you want to reset the password.

Click the "Password" field and type in your new password.

Click "Save" to save the new network password.


If you need to change a network password on your own network, refer to your specific network's instruction manual for those steps. The process can vary greatly depending on your configuration, such as if you use a basic wireless router or a more advanced network.


Steps in this article apply to Mac computers running OS X Mountain Lion version 10.8.3. Different versions may require different steps.