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I forgot my wireless password. How can I find it?

January 20, 2013 at 20:22:48
Specs: Windows Vista

I do not remember my wireless password. I just got an ipad and need my password. How do I access it?

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#1
January 20, 2013 at 21:26:36

Reset the router. There is a small button or pin hole. Hold it for a minute, then use the default login.

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#2
January 21, 2013 at 01:10:14

No need to reset the router as long as you know the admin login details. Log into the router admin interface and the wireless password will be there and visible in plain characters.

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#3
January 21, 2013 at 04:14:27

I support what Richard59 posted and its would work.

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#4
January 21, 2013 at 07:32:10

Not all routers show the wireless encryption key in clear text so if you have one of the ones that doesn't, you'll have to reset like guapo suggested.

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#5
January 22, 2013 at 01:08:40

@ Curt R, there is no need to reset the password if the person is able to log in to the router and what he/she only need is change of password from current to new.


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#6
January 22, 2013 at 02:57:54

azedas101

Read the OP post and Curt R post again.

You cannot change the current password if you don't know what it is.

You have no option but to do a reset.

Stuart


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#7
January 22, 2013 at 06:12:36

I mean when you have gained access into the wireless router web page then go to wireless page option then wireless security.

All this is possible if you use an Ethernet cable connecting router LAN port to PC LAN port and type the router IP address in your PC browser's URL and press enter then User and password authentication appears.

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#8
January 22, 2013 at 08:24:28

But the OP doest know what the password is.

If all they see is a row of asterisks which some routers do, you have no option but to reset

We are talking about wi-fi passwords here. Not the routers configuration password

Stuart


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#9
January 22, 2013 at 08:24:40

If its a commercial wireless router, often the key can be found on the bottom of the router. Not sure if that's what you are asking for, but it might be worth a look.

edit:Don't disagree StuartS an excellent point
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#10
January 22, 2013 at 08:42:49

That is providing the user hasn't changed it which is the recommended thing to do.

Stuart


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#11
January 22, 2013 at 23:12:30

I mean if the user and password logging in details has not been changed but only Wi-fi passphrase. Then router reset is of no need only passphrase(wi-fi password) you will need to change after gaining access into the router web page and current password would not be asked like that of e-mail account password changing tech.


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#12
January 23, 2013 at 05:17:50

The OP hasn't returned. I guess the problem was solved.

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