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How to Find Wi-Fi Password on Windows, Mac and Android

Wi-Fi connection is available. Open connection? Secured connection? This was the first thing people used to think when they get a notification of Wi-Fi connection available on your phone. Previously, the excitement to download anything free of cost without exhausting your data connection would take people to cloud nine. Nowadays, Wi-Fi is common, so common that each household has it or we can say Wi-Fi has become a basic need of today’s generation. For all those YouTube media streaming and torrents downloading, Wi-Fi is a must. People use Wi-Fi more for fun and entertainment than for actual work.

Generally, a Wi-Fi connection is protected by either WPA level security or WPA 2 level security so that strangers don’t get access to your network connection. But it happens to many people that they forget their Wi-Fi password after setting it. So in this article, we will guide you to find your Wi-Fi password.

Check Default Password of Your Router

Nowadays, Routers come with default SSID and password. It may be possible that after setting up the router you may not have changed the default password. In such a case, just look at the below of your router. You will find a sticker attached which will contain the default SSID and password of the router. If you don’t see the password on the sticker, then try searching the official manual which you received when you bought the manual. Mostly the default of your router is just some random characters or numbers for eg. most common username and password is “admin”. So it is recommended that after setting up your router, the first thing you should do is to change its password so as to keep it secure.

Find Current Password on Windows

If you have connected your Windows laptop or desktop to your Wi-Fi connection, then Windows will remember its password. You can easily find the password to the Wi-FI you are connected with or have previously connected to. To find the password for the Wi-Fi you are connected to follow the below steps:

  1. Head to the Control Panel.
  2. Open Network and Internet and then tap on Network and Sharing Center.
  3. Tap on the current Wi-Fi connection.
  4. You will now see the connection details and at the end, there will be 2 options: “Details” and “Wireless Properties”. Click on Wireless Properties.
  5. Now, click on the Security tab.
  6. There will be 3 options namely Security type, Encryption type, and Network Security Key.
  7. In the Network Security Key option, check the “Show Characters” checkbox to view your Wi-Fi password.

The password which you are now viewing is the current password of the Wi-Fi you are connected with at present.

Find Password of Your Wi-Fi on Mac

If you have a Macbook or are working on a Mac, then you can easily find the password of the Wi-Fi you are connected to by following the below steps:

  1. Open Spotlight search dialog box by pressing Command+Space.
  2. Search for “Keychain Access”.
  3. Open the Keychain Access app by pressing enter.
  4. In the Keychain Access app, locate the Wi-Fi to which you are connected.
  5. After locating the Wi-Fi, click on the Wi-Fi and then click on the info button (denoted as “i”) at the bottom of the window.
  6. Now in the checkbox that appears, click on “Show Password”. To view the password, you will be required to enter the username and password of your Mac account.
  7. Now you will be able to view your password.

Find Wi-Fi Password on Android

To view the password of the Wi-Fi network with which you are connected, you need a Rooted Android Device. Next, you need to download the root-enabled file explorer app CX File Explorer. After downloading and installing the app, follow the below steps to view the Wi-Fi password:

  1. Launch the ES File Explorer app.
  2. Click on the menu button on the top-left side of the screen.
  3. The options in the menu will now appear. Scroll down to the options and you will see an option named “Root Explorer”. Slide it to turn the Root Explorer on.
  4. Now, you will be prompted to grant Superuser access to the ES File Explorer app. Click on “Grant” to give Superuser access to the app.
  5. Open the left menu from the left-hand side. Go to Local> Device.
  6. In the device, head to data-> misc-> wifi.
  7. Open the wpa_supplicant.conf file in the HTML viewer.
  8. Scroll down the text in the HTML viewer and look for the SSID. Below SSID and adjacent to the term psk you will find your Wi-Fi password.

Find Password from Router’s Web Interface

Nowadays, most of the Wi-Fi routers come with a web interface. Just log in to the router’s web interface with the default username and password of the router or if you have changed the username and password then login with the current username and password. After you have signed in to the web interface of the router, head to the Wi-Fi section. In the Wi-Fi section, you will find the current Wi-Fi password and you can do anything you want with Wi-Fi settings like changing or removing the Wi-Fi password or changing the security level of the Wi-Fi password.

Reset Your Wi-Fi Router to its Default Password

If all the options that you have tried don’t work for you, then you can simply reset your router to its default password. There is a small “reset” button on your router which you can press with the help of a paperclip or a relatively smaller object. Hold the reset button for around 10 seconds and all your router data will be deleted and reset to default. Now you can log in with your default username and password printed on a sticker on the back of the router and set the new SSID and password.

If you don’t know which Wi-Fi device is yours or forgot the SSID of the Wi-Fi, check any device connected to that Wi-Fi. If there aren’t any devices connected, then look at the back of the router or in the manual which you received while purchasing the router.

This was our ultimate guide to help you find your Wi-Fi password.

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