What Was That Password Again? Recover Your Network Password in Windows

What Was That Password Again? Here's How to Recover Your Network Password Using Windows

It happens to the best of us: we create a network password for our home router and then we forget it. Then you have a friend over or get a new gadget that you need to connect to your WiFi, and you just can’t remember the password to save your life.

In times likes these, you may be wondering the best way to recover your network password without having to reset your router. If you’re using Windows, here is an easy way for you to find out your existing network password.

You see that Network icon in your Windows taskbar? You’ll need to right-click on that and click on “Open Network and Sharing Center.”

Right click on the Network icon to get started.

In the Control Panel window that opens up, click on “Change adapter settings” in the left column. In the next window, right-click the “Wireless Network Connection” option and then click on “Status.”

In your wireless network properties, show characters to see your network password.

Now you should see a Wireless Network Connection Status window. Click on “Wireless Properties” and go to the Security tab. Finally, check the box next to “show characters” and you should now see your network password.

via Tech-Recipes

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Charnita Fance
Charnita Fance

Charnita has been a Freelance Writer & Professional Blogger since 2008. As an early adopter she loves trying out new apps and services. As a Windows, Mac, Linux and iOS user, she has a great love for bleeding edge technology. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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