“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-
- Go to the “Wireless Tray Icon”
- Right-Click on it
- Select “Open Network & Sharing Center”
- Click on “Change Adapter Settings”
- Go to the name of your wireless network.
- Right-click on it.
- Then, click on “Status”.
- Then, click on “Wireless Properties”
- Click on the “Securities” tab.
- Click on the “Show Characters” box.
- 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-
- Go to the “Finder” menu
- Click on the “Utilities” option
- Double-click on the “Keychain Access” application.
- Then open the “Local Items” list
- Now, a category list will be shown. Click on “Passwords” option.
- Go the name of your Wi-Fi network
- Double-click on it
- Click on the “Show Password” check box.
- If required, enter your password
- Click on “OK”