How to Find your Wifi Password
If your memory doesn't serve your properly and you forgot your WiFi password, you can easily restore it. With all those accounts we have on our computer, some passwords are accidentally forgotten from time to time. Use this tutorial to find your WiFi password in a few easy clicks. We offer several different ways to find your password to give you a little bit of room for experimenting in case one of the methods doesn't work.
This method works for Windows 7 and Vista.
- Go to the Start panel and go to your Control Panel. Choose View Network Status and Tasks under the Network and Internet option. You'll see all the Internet and network options available on your computer. Go ahead and find the name of your WiFi network in the list of Connections. Once you clicked on it, you'll see the window with general information about this network. Click on Wireless Properties and then hit the Security tab in the new window. You'll see your network security key and your secured password. You need to be administrated to view the characters. Click the box and you'll be able to see your password.
- Go to your start panel and then go to Run. If you are using Windows XP, you'll be able to see this option right away, but if you don't, just type "Run" in the search box to find it. Type in "cmd" and hit OK. You'll see a window pops up - you want to type in "ipconfig" in the end of the last line of the code and press Enter. Go down to Default Gateway and check the last combination of numbers. Right click on it and hit Mark. Highlight this number, copy it and open up your browser. Paste your IP address into the address line on the top of the page and hit Enter. They will ask you to enter your username and password. Just try to enter "admin" for both, or "admin" for username and "1234" for password. If this trick works, you'll be redirected to a web page that contains the data you need. Go to Wireless Setup. Here you can find all the necessary information about your WiFi password.
- Find the wireless networks icon in the system tray in the bottom right corner of your screen. If you use Windows 7, right click on your connection, select Properties and click the box to see the characters. On Windows Vista, choose Connect/Disconnect and repeat the steps.
- If you are on Mac, go to the System Preferences and choose Utilities. Find the Keychain Access option and choose your WiFi network. Hit the "i" button and check that Show Password box to view the characters.
- Don't try to access a password for networks that you are not authorized for.
- Don't forget to use the method that is arranged for your OS.
Poor memory for passwords is not the end of the world. It happens, and luckily for you, there are ways to restore the forgotten passwords. You can find your WiFi password in a couple of mouse clicks. Just don't forget to write it down or memorize it this time.
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