How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password
We can all agree that we live in a world that heavily relies on the internet. Furthermore, a home without a Wi-Fi connection is almost inconceivable these days. That’s why not being able to find the password for your Wi-Fi router can be so frustrating. Without a password, you won’t be able to access the router, meaning no internet for your wireless devices.
In this article, you’re going to learn how to find your Wi-Fi password using various devices.
How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password
Before you proceed to any other steps, try using the default password on your device. Every router comes with a default password, which tends to be a string of random numbers and letters. The first step when looking for a default password is examining the device visually. Somewhere (typically on the back of the device or underneath it), you’ll find a sticker with a barcode and other information regarding the router.
This sticker should feature the device’s SSID (the default network name) and the password. If you happen to change both of these login info parts, you won’t be able to gain access to the router using the default information.
On the other hand, if you haven’t changed this information, you might be unable to find this sticker on your router. The documentation that came with the router in question should contain this information as well.
If none of these solutions is an option, try using “admin” as both the username and password for your router. Also, try leaving the password field empty.
How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password on Windows 10
If you’re connected to a wireless network on your Windows 10 computer, you can find its login info relatively easily.
- Click the Start icon in the lower-left corner of the screen.
- Type in “control panel” and hit Enter.
- In the Control Panel menu, go to Network and Internet.
- Then, click Network and Sharing Center.
- In the right part of the screen, select the network that you’re currently connected to.
- In the new window, click Wireless Properties.
- Go to the Security tab in the new window.
- The password is under Network security key.
- To display the password, check the box next to Show characters and confirm.
Once you’re done, it’s recommended that you uncheck the box next to Show characters again, for safety reasons.
How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password on Mac
If you’re using an Apple computer, locating your router’s password is done differently.
- Press Command + Space and the Spotlight search tool will open.
- Type in “Keychain Access” and hit Enter.
- In the Keychain Access app, find your wireless network’s name and select it.
- Then, click the i button, located in the bottom part of the window.
- In the window that appears, check the box next to Show Password.
- Enter your Mac’s username and password.
- After you’ve done this, your computer will display the Wi-Fi password of the network you’re connected to.
How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password on iPhone
Similar to accessing Wi-Fi passwords on Mac devices, iOS devices can use the iCloud Keychain tool to help access a router’s password.
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to iCloud.
- Select Keychain.
- Flip the switch on.
- Turn on the Personal Hotspot feature on your iOS device.
- Then, connect your Mac computer to your iOS device.
- Open the Keychain Access app.
- Under Category, select Passwords.
- Find your network and double-click it.
- Check the box next to Show password.
- Enter your Mac login info.
How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password on Android
Android tablets and smartphones can also gain access to Wi-Fi passwords. Keep in mind, though, that these instructions might vary from device to device.
- Open your device’s Settings app.
- Navigate to the Wi-Fi submenu.
- On the settings page for Wi-Fi, select Saved networks.
- Select your wireless network.
- Select Share, located in the top part of the screen.
- Your device will ask to scan your face/fingerprint or to enter the PIN/password.
- The password will be listed in text, right beneath the QR code.
- To copy the password using another phone, scan the QR code.
How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password on Chromebook
Getting your Wi-Fi password on your Chromebook device is incredibly straightforward.
- Press Ctrl + Alt + T to open the Crosh shell.
- Type this in:
- Copy the code string that appears.
- Type “cd,” paste the string, and hit Enter.
- Type “more shill/shill.profile”
- Find your network name.
- Somewhere below the network’s name, you’ll see a “Passphrase=rot47” line.
- Copy the random text next to this line.
- Decrypt it using the “echo>[insert copied text] / tr ‘!-~’ ‘P-~!-O’”
- Your Wi-Fi password should be displayed.
How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password with Xfinity
This is the easiest way to see your password X1 TV Box set from Xfinity.
- Press the Xfinity button, located on your Xfinity remote.
- Navigate to the Apps icon.
- Navigate to the Xfinity app entry.
- Select Show Wi-Fi Password.
How to Set a Password on Your Wi-Fi Network
Changing/setting a password on your Wi-Fi router is very straightforward. Make sure that you’re using a computer that’s connected to the network in question. It’s advised that you use an Ethernet cable here, rather than the less stable wireless option.
- Open a browser on your computer.
- Type in “192.168.0.1,” “192.168.1.1,” or “192.168.2.1,” and hit Enter (try each of the three options.)
- Navigate to the Password section.
- Change the password then click “Save.”.
How to Share Your Wi-Fi Password on iPhone
You can share your Wi-Fi password using your iPhone or iPad to another device. Make sure that both devices have each other saved in their Contacts, first.
- Connect the device is connected to the Wi-Fi network that you want to share.
- Select the said network on the other device.
- On your connected iPhone/iPad, select Share Password.
- Tap Done.
Where is the Wi-Fi password located on my Computer?
As explained earlier, it’s located in the Network and Sharing Center. Refer to the “How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password on Windows 10” above.
Why can’t I see my Wi-Fi password?
Because it’s hidden for security reasons. Checking the box next to “Show password” or “Show characters” should do the trick.
Locating Your Wi-Fi Password
Before you move on to using any of the mentioned methods, check to see whether the right password is located on your wireless router itself. It will save you a lot of time and trouble. If it isn’t, go ahead and resort to one of the mentioned methods.
Have you found your Wi-Fi password successfully? Did you encounter any problems? Refer to the comments section below and feel free to ask any questions about this subject.