If you want to know how you can find the Wifi Password on your Windows PC, Android or iOS-based mobile phone, or the Mac. Well in this short guide we are going to an entire topic with different devices in step by step process.
How To Find Your Router Default Password?
If you don’t make any changes to your wireless router username and password. That simply means you’re still using the default username and password and it’s way too easy to find the default password. Basically all the Wireless network providers offer a default WiFi network name and password. Mainly each Wireless router has its own default password that can easily be retrieved using a step by step instructions that we are going to tell you in this short guide.
Finding WiFi Password on Wireless Router
Find Your Router and then take a look on the back side of your router. Where you will find an sticker that contain both SSID ( WiFi username along with the Password). So if you don’t make changes into the default password then in this case you can easily use the default password to connect to the wireless router without having a hassle.
What to do if the Wireless Router does not have an sticker containing the username and the password? well if you’re wireless router not carries the username and password then you can lookup to the documents that comes with the wireless router then you purchase it.
But if you don’t have manuals and the sticker with password on the router? In this case you need to try the default WiFi password and username which is Admin (username) and Admin (password). Well if this works for you then its good to go. But its do not work then you can check the RouterPasswords.com, that has the large database of the default wireless username and password.
How To Find WiFi Password on Windows PC or Laptop?
If you’re using PC Windows connected to the WiFi network and you have forget the password of the WiFi. Then don’t worry you can easily recover or find the WiFi Password by following a simple steps that we have shown you in this article with screenshots. More importantly, you can also find the password of the WiFi Network that was connected previously.
To check the WiFi Password of your Windows PC. You need go to the corner of the taskbar and right on the WiFi icon to open the menu option. From the list simply, select the “Open Network & Internet Settings”.
Now, you need to navigate to the “Network and Sharing Center”. Moroever you can also access the it through the control panel. Simple go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
Select the current WiFi name that connected through your PC. After that you need to select the “WiFi Properties” shows in the WiFi Status.
Now you need to select the “Security” tab and go to the “Show Characters” to view the hidden characters of the password.
Finding Old WiFi Password on Windows PC
Well you can also find the old WiFi connection password. Because Windows saves, the WiFi network name and password when you connect it through Windows PC. In old verison of the Windows such as Windows 7 and Windows 8 allows you to find the WiFi password using the Network and Sharing Center. But in Windows 10 and Windows 11, you can find the password using the command prompt.
Windows 10 and Windows 11:
In Windows 10 and Windows 11 you need to open the command prompt and enter the following command. To open the Command Prompt you need to go the Start Menu and type the Command Prompt and select “Run as Administrator”.
Now, Enter this command line and hit enter button.
netsh wlan show profiles
After entering the command line, you will get the entire list of WiFi networks.
To check the password for one of the particular profiles, you need to type in the following, replacing profilename with the name of the profile:
netsh wlan show profile name=profilename key=clear
Now you need for check the “Key Content” line to locate the Wi-Fi password for that Wi-Fi network.
How To Find the WiFi Password on Mac
If you own an Mac that connected to the WiFi network or the WiFi connected previously.
To locate the WiFi Password on your the Mac then you need to press the Command+Space key to open the Spotlight search dailog box. Now you need to type “Keychain Access” and Enter button to launch the Keychain access application.
After that you need to select the WiFi network in the list and simple select the “info” button and its looks similar to the “I” locate at the bottom of the window.
In the pop-up window, select the “Show Password” checkbox. To get access to the password, you’ll need to enter your login and password. For this, you’ll need an administrator account. Assuming your Mac account is an administrator account, simply provide the username and password for your account.
Now your Mac will show you the WiFi Password that you’re looking for.
How To Find WiFi Password on Android Device
If you’re device is connected to the WiFi and you’ve forget the password of the WiFi network. Then don’t worry you can easily able to find the WiFi Password on your Android device without having a hassle.
It was quite normal to forget your android device WiFi password because multiple Wi-Fi access points were saved on your android devices.
This WiFi network finding method requires your android device to have root access.
Step 1 :
Go To Google Play Store and download the copy of the root browsers.
Step 2 :
Once it is downloaded, open up the app, tap on the data folder.
Step 3 :
After that tab on the Misc folder > WiFi folder.
Step 4 :
Locate file called “wpa_supplicant.conf” > open it.
You can easily find your all previous list of all the networks you have connected to better understand these above steps look at view screenshots.
Locate The Wifi Password on your System Hardware
A lot of wireless routers manufacturer set a default password or security key which is visible on the bottom of your wireless router or inbox of the router check out these following teams :
- Security Key
- Wireless Key
- WPA Key
- WPA2 Key
- WEP Key
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the frequently asked questions related to the finding the wireless password on your Windows PC without having a hassle.
How do I find the Wi-Fi password on Windows 10?
Open the Windows search bar and type WiFi Settings to locate your WiFi password on a Windows 10 PC. Then choose your WiFi network name in Network and Sharing Center > Wireless Properties > Security > Characters to be shown.
How to find WiFi password on phone when connected?
To find the WiFi Password on Phone when connected. Go to the Settings > Network & Internet. After that tap on WiFi and then select the Network and that tap on Saved Network tp check the other network. Tap on the Gear icon and tap Share after that simply verify its you adn you’ll see the network password.
How to find WiFi password on phone when connected iPhone?
First place your iPhone to your friend iPhone and try to connect your iPhone to the same WiFi network that you want to share. Now you’ll see Share Your Wi-Fi on the iPhone screen. After that tap on the Share Password. Now you’ll see the WiFi password of your iPhone.
This is an end of this short guide, hopefully you find this article helpful.
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