Mar 14, 2014

How to recover network key on Linksys Wireless G Router?

Does anyone have a good guide on how to recover the network key on a Linksys Wireless G Router?

4 days ago
To view the network security password (key) on a Windows computer, open the network properties window. In Windows, search for view network connections, and select View network connections from the search results. Right-click the network name, then click Status.

5 days ago
Step 1 – Ensure the LinkSys router is powered on and then connect your computer to the router using an Ethernet cable.

Step 2 – Load the router’s web-based setup page in your computer’s web browser. To do this, launch the web browser and then enter, “” in the browser address bar followed by pressing the “Enter” or “Return” key.

Step 3 – Log-in to the router using the unique username and password that you have previously created for the router. If the default settings remain in use, then the username will be blank and the password will be “admin” for newer LinkSys routers.

Step 4 – Select the “Wireless” menu tab on the main setup page and set the “Configuration View” to “Manual.”

Step 5 – Note the SSID or “Network Name” that is in use.

Step 6 – Select “Wireless Security” and record the “Security Mode” and “Passphrase” being used. In older versions of LinkSys routers the passphrase can be shown as a “Pre-Shared Key” or “WPA Shared Key.” The “TX Key” entry on newer routers will indicate which of the 4 keys the active wireless password for your network is. The passwords are case sensitive which is a common source of confusion for LinkSys router end-users.

1. go to router setup page.
2. click on wireless settings.
3. now click on wireless security. and there you can see the wireless security then you will able to see the password.
On the computer directly connected to the router, open a browser window and type in:

You'll access the control panel of your router, even if you cannot get online.

Type the username in the window that pops up. The default user name is "admin" and the default password is blank.

Click the "Wireless" tab at the top of the screen, then go to "Wireless Security." Your security key is displayed on this page.

For recovering the wifi password of your router . you need to follow these kind of options:
1. go to router setup page.
2. click on wireless settings.
3. now click on wireless security. once you will click on wireless security then you will able to see your password.
so you can write that password down.

For opening the router page. the default username and password is admin.
open the browser

type the default ip address like and type the default user name password (admin) and noe you can go in wireless settings and there you can see the password. i hope this will fix your issue .. thanks
Dthomas has a good answer for this, but here's a link to the Linksys support site in case you have other issues or questions.


If you forgot/lost the admin password, I think that you are just to have to reset the router and set it up from scratch. Most, if not all, Linksys routers have a recessed button that you have to push with a paperclip to do a hard reset. I assume that you know how to handle it from there, but if you need more help, here is a step by step guide:


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