Security checklist for Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router

1.Open Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Router IP Address

To login to Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Router, Launch the web browser and type the default IP Address 192.168.31.1, You should now land in the router management portal

Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Router Internal IP Address: http://192.168.31.1 Open link

(Remember you must be at home and connected to home WiFi to do this)

2.Login to the Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Router

The default username for your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router is blank. The default password is blank (You can simply copy-paste using the buttons below)


Default username for Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini: blank
Default password for Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini: blank

In the login page of the router's web user interface, Enter the username & password, hit "Login" and now you should see the router control panel

Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router default login

And no need to get your breathing rates high in case you have changed the username/ password of Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini and forgot them, as you can just reset the Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router by press-and-hold the reset button with a clip for about 15 seconds.

3.Change Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Default Login and Password

Since, security of a network is vital, the first and foremost task is to change the Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router Default Login and Password to something more personal and secure

    Here are the steps:

  1. Look for Routing Settings (found in the menu bar at the top of page) , and click on it
  2. Look for Security Center (found in the menu bar at the top of page) , and click on it
  3. Look for Modify Router, and click on it

Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Router Password Tips:

Choose a complex and hard-to-guess password for your Xiaomi which only you can remember

It should be something personal, like &ilostmyvirginity@30, so that you will never forget it. Ever

Protect it

The amount of protection directly depends on the password complexity, and the effort taken to protect that password of your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router

Usability first

Give Password for your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router that you can remember (usability first). Of course, you can build a strong hash password with special character, numbers, greek and latin. But ultimately you will endup writing it on a sticky and putting it on the router which defeats the purpose. Here’s an example $lasttriptovegas0916

4.Change Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Default WiFi name (SSID) and WiFi Password and enable Network Encryption

Another small suggestion (as it has no impact on security), is to change the Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Default WiFi name (SSID) as it will make it more obvious for others to know which network they are connecting to.

    Steps:

  1. Look for - Routing Settings (found in the menu bar at the top of page) , and click on it
  2. Look for - Wi-Fi Settings (found in the menu bar at the top of page), and click on it

Look for Network Name (SSID), this is the WiFi name of your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Router. Don’t use your name, home address or other personal information (since this isn’t a Facebook status!) in the SSID name. (No Mr.Paul&Princy) Few funny WiFi name suggestions: I’m cheating on my WiFi!, FBI Surveillance Van #594 (scares away stupid criminals), Lord of the Pings...

Once you enter the name for your network, you have to enable WPA2-PSK encryption on your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router. That’s the strongest encryption standard available for home networks.

Enter a new WPA Pre-Shared Key / WiFi Password – this is the password that you will use to connect to your home WiFi. Keep it 16-20 characters and (please!) don’t use the same password that you used for Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router login!

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5.Update router firmware in Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini and turn on Automatic Updates

Router software often contains critical bugs and security vulnerabilities; so its important that you turn on Automatic Firmware updates and always keep your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router up-to-date. To turn on Automatic updates, Login to your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router and look for the section which contains Automatic updates and turn it "ON"

And even if the router has auto-update, check every now and then to make sure it is actually working, and the router firmware is up-to-date

6.Security is a continuous process

Just keep in mind to change the passwords often or at least once in every 6 months! on your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini You do not want the safety you have worked so hard for to fail just because of ignorance, negligence or casual laziness! Time for a bulletin on the fridge, folks! We can remind you though? Enter your email on below! Nope, we’re not spammers!


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Create Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini WiFi QR Code to share WiFi with your guests

Create a QR Code for your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini WiFi credentials, your guests can simply point their phone camera to the QR Code to connect to your WiFi Create my WiFi QR Code

Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Router Reset instructions:

How to Reset the Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Router To Factory Default

To reset Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router,

  1. Turn on the Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router
  2. Look for the reset button, Few routers have a tiny hole and few others have a reset button
  3. Press the Factory reset button with a straightened paperclip pin or something that gets through the tiny hole, and hold it for about 15 seconds! (till you see all lights flashing)
  4. The Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router will reboot automatically. the unit has been reset and is ready to use. You can start from Step 1 in this guide to set it up


Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Password Doesn't Work

Passwords find a way to not work! Or, in most cases, users find a way to forget them! In either case, look up the How to Reset the Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Router To Default Settings section

Forgot Password to Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Router

Incase if you have changed the default username and password of Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini and forgot it, Please see How to Reset the Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini Router To Default Settings section

How to boost Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini WiFi and overcome connectivity issues:


1.Place the Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini in a perfect spot

The perfect spot does it all; be it romance or your router! To avail the best signal and network connectivity, make sure you keep your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router visibly and not facing the wall or behind the curtains

2.Find a Good Wireless Channel Instead of Auto on your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router

Auto channels might fail you once in a while; believe that you’re smarter than the Xiaomi router! Find a seamless wireless channel instead of what the router finds automatically. This would ensure that your signal does not interfere with that of your neighbors.

If you’re running a Windows-based PC, you can see what channels neighboring Wi-Fi networks are using

  • Press Start > type “cmd”. Open Command prompt
  • In command prompt type netsh wlan show all

You will see a list of all wireless networks and the channels being used in your vicinity. instead of using “Auto” for the control channel, Pick the channel that has the lowest interference

3.Check the frequency of Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini

Check If Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini has dual-band, the more commonly used band would be 2.4GHz; however, switching to 5GHz would bring out better results! It depends on your device though; if you’re running an old lad, you might have to switch back to the conventional

4.Hardwire gaming consoles / media streamers into your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini instead of WiFi

Gaming consoles/media streamers work better when connected through Ethernet cable of Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini; in fact, as you might not be moving your TV all over the house, why connect it to the Wi-Fi at all? The gaming consoles / video streaming devices flood the network with data. This means that if possible, you should consider hardwire (using Ethernet cable) the devices that tend to consume a lot of bandwidth. Although this can sort of defeat the purpose of having wireless network, but it can actually help your overall network speed of Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini if you can hardwire the bandwidth hogs

5. Reboot Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini on a schedule

Here is something important to note! On schedule, folks, reboot your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini router! Though routers are built to constantly be running at all times, simple tweak like regular power cycling (a fancy way of saying unplugging the power cord and shoving it back up) helps with most issues. Rebooting your Xiaomi MiWiFi Mini can fix Internet connection problems, improve slow moving connections and resolve wireless issues altogether. Try unplugging your Xiaomi modem on a quarterly basis to stay proactive (Never reset, always reboot modem)