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#1 brokenheartx3ia

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 08:31 PM

I forgot the password for my Wi-Fi connection, how do I get it back to use on a different device.


Edited by Queen-Evie, 06 April 2016 - 09:13 PM.
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Posted 06 April 2016 - 08:38 PM

Hello! Check your router maybe?



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Posted 06 April 2016 - 09:21 PM

Go to Control Panel.

 

Open Network and Sharing Center.

 

Click Change Adapter Settings on the left.

 

Double click Wi-Fi which lists your network name.

 

Wi-Fi status will open.

 

Click Wireless Properties/Security tab.

 

Check the box next to Show characters.

 

You will see the password in the Network security key box.



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Posted 07 April 2016 - 08:12 AM

I think this will help too.

 

HTG - How to Find your Wi-Fi Password



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Posted 07 April 2016 - 06:15 PM

Viewing the network password only works in Windows 7 and below. Windows 8-10 doesn't show the passwords You will need to use the command line posted In the above link.

 

I was totally wrong woops!  :notanangel:   


Edited by Sneakycyber, 07 April 2016 - 08:23 PM.

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 06:42 PM


Viewing the network password only works in Windows 7 and below. Windows 8-10 doesn't show the passwords

 

If that is the case, then someone needs to tell my Windows 10 system it should not be showing the password. I only tried 8 for a brief time and can't recall if I looked it up using the method I described above.

 

What I wrote above was step-by-step as I got to it on Windows 10.



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Posted 07 April 2016 - 08:20 PM

Sorry about that, I should have looked on my laptop  :blush: It is the same for Windows 8 I checked another computer.


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 11:07 PM

Does this work on wi-fi networks that are password protected.Like say I need to use wi-fi but don't know the PW,How do I get it?



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Posted 08 April 2016 - 08:14 AM

No, you cannot use a password-protected network unless the owner gives you the password.  You might use special tools to crack a Wifi password but that would be illegal and therefore cannot be discussed on this forum.  The advice given by other posters was about how to retrieve a password for a network you had previously connected to.



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Posted 08 April 2016 - 08:51 AM

Do you want to connect to YOUR network and need the password to do so?

Or are you wanting to connect to a DIFFERENT network set up by someone else?




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