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Oct 23, 2013

How can I recover my WiFi network password?

I was trying to add a new PC to my little 5 computer network, and realized that I have no idea what the password is for my wireless router. I changed it from default, but I was too clever for myself apparently and can’t remember what I changed it to. Is there any way to determine the password? I have physical access to the router.

j
Best answer
10/24/2013

Just go to one of the PCs that you already have connected to the network and get it from there. Assuming you are running Windows, Open Network and Sharing Center (right click the WiFi signal icon). Then:

1. Select Change Adapter Settings

2. Right click WiFi Network Connection, and select Status.

3. Select Wireless Properties in the resulting pop-up window.

4. Select the Security Tab. This will show security type, encryption type, and the network security key. 

5. Click the box beside Show Characters, and you should be able to see your network password.

 

I ran through these steps on my Windows 7 laptop, it might be slightly different on Windows 8. 

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Press the Win + R keyboard combination and type ncpa.cpl in the run box, then hit the enter key.

You will now see all the network adapters in your machine, right-click on the wireless one and select Status from the context menu.

When the Wi-Fi Status dialog loads up, click on the Wireless Properties button.

Then you will need to switch over to the Security tab.

Finally, check the Show characters checkbox to reveal your password.
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To view your wireless network password we need to get to the settings for your network adapter.

1. Press the Win + R keyboard combination and type ncpa.cpl in the run box, then hit the enter key.

2. You will now see all the network adapters in your machine, right-click on the wireless one and select Status from the context menu.

3.When the Wi-Fi Status dialog loads up, click on the Wireless Properties button.

4. Then you will need to switch over to the Security tab.

5. Finally, check the Show characters checkbox to reveal your password.



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Read more about WiFi password recovery from here.
08/08/2014

Find here the solution how to recover Wifi password. I hope it will help you.

ehow.com/how_8165730_reset-wifi-password

01/28/2014

The quickest way is to reset the wifi router, basically there is a button on the bottom labeled reset. It completely resets it to factory default. You will probably need a paper clip if you decide to do this.

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Check your wireless router manual for instructions on how to reset the password. If you've lost it, try the manufacturer's site for an online version.
j
Best answer
10/24/2013

Just go to one of the PCs that you already have connected to the network and get it from there. Assuming you are running Windows, Open Network and Sharing Center (right click the WiFi signal icon). Then:

1. Select Change Adapter Settings

2. Right click WiFi Network Connection, and select Status.

3. Select Wireless Properties in the resulting pop-up window.

4. Select the Security Tab. This will show security type, encryption type, and the network security key. 

5. Click the box beside Show Characters, and you should be able to see your network password.

 

I ran through these steps on my Windows 7 laptop, it might be slightly different on Windows 8. 

C
10/24/2013

In case you can't recover your password there is always the solution to reset to default settings. All wifi routers have small reset button somewhere on the front of the back side of the router. Just keep that button pressed for 5-10 seconds depending on the router and you should see strange behaviour of the led lights meaning that you have done the reset procedure. After this you are back to your factory set password. Do you keep your router manual to see the default password settings? If not you can always google for the router manual. It shouldn't be so hard to find it.

C
10/23/2013

This freeware promises to be able to recover your lost wifi password. I haven't tried it, but it gets glowing reviews from many readers. 

 

Otherwise, resetting the router to the factory settings should solve the problem, I would think.

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