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“I’ve forgotten my Wi-Fi WEP/WPA/WPA-2 password”- What should I do now?

It poses problems when you have forgotten your Wi-Fi router’s WEP/WPA/WPA-2 password. Here are some simple steps which are quite handy to combat this issue.

Find your password imprinted on your Wireless Router-

  • Look for the password provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) at the time of installation on your router itself.
  • If you are unable to locate the password over there, go through your router’s user manual provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider)
  • The password may be written as WPA/WPA-2/WEP password key or WPA/WPA-2/WEP encryption key or as the security key.
  • If the password is not written even in the user manual, then contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider)

Recover your WEP/WPA/WPA-2 password in Windows Operating System

If you have multiple computers connected to your Wi-Fi network, then you can recover your WEP/WPA/WPA-2 password through any one of the computers having Windows Operating System.

Just follow these steps-

  1. Go to the “Wireless Tray Icon”
  2. Right-Click on it
  3. Select “Open Network & Sharing Center”
  4. Click on “Change Adapter Settings”
  5. Go to the name of your wireless network.
  6. Right-click on it.
  7. Then, click on “Status”.
  8. Then, click on “Wireless Properties”
  9. Click on the “Securities” tab.
  10. Click on the “Show Characters” box.
  11. Look for the wireless network security key (password)

How to find WEP/WPA/WPA-2 password in MAC Operating System-

To locate your WEP/WPA/WPA-2 password on MAC operating System, follow the given steps-

  1. Go to the “Finder” menu
  2. Click on the “Utilities” option
  3. Double-click on the “Keychain Access” application.
  4. Then open the “Local Items” list
  5. Now, a category list will be shown. Click on “Passwords” option.
  6. Go the name of your Wi-Fi network
  7. Double-click on it
  8. Click on the “Show Password” check box.
  9. If required, enter your password
  10. Click on “OK”

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