Another Way to Find Your Wireless Network Password 

By | January 30, 2018
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Another Way to Find Your Wireless Network Password

This tip was created for Windows 10 users, but if you’re using Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or an earlier version of Windows 10, we’ve included instructions for you too.

We’ve covered how to find your wireless network password using a command prompt, but here’s another way you can find it.

1. Open Settings (Windows Key + i) and click “Network & internet”. Click “Status” from the menu on the left. Under Status, click “Change adapter options”.

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2. Right-click on your Wi-Fi connection and choose “Status”:

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3. In the Wi-Fi Status window click “Wireless properties”.

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4. In Wireless Network Properties, click the Security tab at the top. Under “Network security key” tick the box to the left of “Show characters”. As soon as you do your password will be revealed in plain text. If you need to, copy your password and then un-tick the box next to “Show characters” and close the Network properties window.

Those of you using Windows 7, Windows 8 or earlier versions of Windows 10 can see your wireless password this way:

Open Control Panel
Click on Network & sharing center
Click Change Adapter settings from the menu on the left.

Then follow steps 2 through 4 above

 

3 thoughts on “Another Way to Find Your Wireless Network Password 

  1. Betty J. Pontious

    I created a document called WIFI and saved the password there so it’s available whenever needed.

    Sure appreciate all you do! Thanks so much!

    Reply
  2. Jim Bonds

    Can you change your wifi (router) password here? I’ve never had one (or needed one) until I bought a new router recently (Linksys). It came with one installed! Do I need Linksys to hold my hand?

    Reply
    1. infoave Post author

      Hi Jim. You can’t change your password from here. You have to open your router settings in a browser and change it from there. When you change the password in your router administrator panel, you’ll have to change it in Windows > Settings > Network & Internet.

      According to LinkSys you can access your router settings like this:

      Launch a web browser and enter “192.168.1.1” in the Address bar then press [Enter].
      Enter your login credentials on the field(s) provided. The default router password is admin.

      Reply

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