We’ve all lost our WiFi passwords at some point in time.
And in that very moment, we all wished we would’ve written them down.
So, what if you didn’t write it down or memorize it? How can you get your WiFi password back?
Well, all is not lost yet. There’s a litany of ways you can get your password back.
Here are a few ways of how you can get your WiFi password back.
Look At The Back Of The Router
Most routers have the network key and password already labeled on them.
If you pick-up your router, you might notice a sticker on its back or bottom side. This sticker will have a few strings of numbers and letters on it.
And one of those long labels will be your router’s default password. If you haven’t reset your default password yet, this is your most current password. And will be able to get you back online.
However, if you’ve changed it recently, it might not work.
Your Window’s PC Already Has Your WiFi Password saved
Given that about 90% of the computer market is on a Windows operating system, you’re in luck.
If you’ve connected to a WiFi network over a device running a Windows operating system, your PC has remembered that password. What a relief!
If you’ve forgotten your WiFi password on your PC, locate the “Network and Sharing Center.” This is in the menu for the “Control Panel.”
Once you’re there, click on the network you’ve previously connected to. Scroll a bit down, and you’ll see “Show Password.”
You’ve got your WiFi password again!
Even Your Mac Already Has Your WiFi Password Saved
If you’re in the minority running a Macintosh operating system, don’t worry.
You’re password’s still there.
Locating your WiFi password couldn’t be any easier on an Apple device:
Simply press the “Command” and “Spacebar” keys simultaneously to open “Spotlight.” From there, type “Keychain Access” into the search bar. Then press “Return.”
From there, locate the network you’re trying to get the password too. In order for this to work, you must have already joined that network before. And have used the correct password, as well.
Afterward, you’ll be presented with a window to fill out.
You’ll have to enter your administrator login information again. This will be the same username and password you use to log into your Macbook.
Then, you’ll be rewarded for all your strenuous work:
Your network’s WiFi password will be on display.
Reset Your Router And WiFi Password
If all else fails, start from mile-zero.
Should you not be able to get your WiFi password back after following the above tips, there’s only one option left:
Resetting your internet router.
Most routers will have a pinhole sized opening toward their backside. When inserting the end of a paperclip into it, hold it there fourteen seconds. This will make sure you’re fully resetting the router.
After doing that, you’ll have to reinstall your router. This may mean you’ll have to look for your router’s instructions to install it again.
A fresh install will allow you to reset your password, even though it may be some work.
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