This tutorial will teach you how to Recover Router Password very easily. If you have forgotten your wireless router password then do read this article very carefully, this will help you. Our memory is not infallible, and it is possible that at some time you have found the need to remember the password of a WiFi network that you usually connect to another computer. It is not the end of the world if you have not signed up the passwords since all the computers store the access codes that you are using.
You just have to know where and how to search, and that’s why today we are going to tell you seven ways to recover the keys of WiFi networks that you usually connect to your Windows computer, Mac OS X, and GNU / Linux. We will also tell you some basic trick and even an application with which to streamline the process. To start with, we’ll have to look at the router itself.
#1 Checking For Default Password
If you haven’t ever changed the default password then, look at the back of the router. You will find a sticker with the default name of the network also known as the SSID and the password. You can login at 192.168.1.1 with those details, after you login you can change the password very easily. And well, if you are going to change the password, you can always leave a new sticker on the back of the router with the new password.
#2 The WiFi password you are using.
If you have connected to any Windows laptop to WiFi, the operating system will automatically remember the password. Therefore, if you need it for some other device, you can always use it. All you have to do is right-click on the small WiFi icon on the right of the taskbar and choose the option Open the Network Center and shared resources.
Once you are in the window that opens, you will see that the section ‘View active network’ is divided into two columns. The one on the right, there is an option called “Connections” in which your WiFi will appear in blue. Well, click here to enter the WiFi Status menu, where you only have to click on “Wireless Properties” to open the third window. In it, the security key will appear, although it is covered and below it the option to show it to you.
#3 The key of other WiFi used (Windows 7)
But if you want to be able to access the passwords of all the WiFi networks you have been connecting to in the past, Windows allows you to do it quickly, although the method changes depending on the version of the operating system. If you are a Windows 7 user, you just have to go back to the “Network and Sharing Center” as before, and once there, look in the left panel for the option to “Manage Wireless Networks.”
A list will appear with all the networks you have connected to, and you will only have to double click on the one you want. When doing so, you will enter the same window as in the previous step, and with the same button to show the password.
#4 Other WiFi networks used in Windows 8 and 10
The usually straightforward process is quite complicated in Windows 8 and 10 since in them the option of managing wireless networks does not exist and you will have to pull the command line. But do not panic because it’s easy, you just have to open the System Symbol application and type the command “netsh WLAN show profiles”
As you can see in the list above, a list of all WiFi network profiles stored on your computer will appear. Now you just have to type the command netsh WLAN show profile name = profile name key = clear substituting profile name for the name of the WiFi and you will be shown a list of data among which the access code is included.
#5 WirelessKeyView, a quick and easy solution
Do you find it too complicated to navigate windows and menus with Windows 7 or enter codes in the Windows 8 or 10 terminal? Well, then you have a faster and more universal solution called WirelessKeyView from NirSoft. Is an application that you will only have to download and execute, and it will automatically show you the list of stored WiFi networks and their respective passwords.
#6 Find the password for your WiFi on Mac OS X.
The OS X operating system of the Apple Mac also stores the passwords of the WiFi networks to which you connect. To access them you only have to press Command + Space to open the search engine and enter the Keychain Access from there. A list will appear with all the keys that you have been storing.
Then you just have to locate the name of the WiFi network in the list, click on it and click on the information button that appears with an in the lower part it. In the window you will access, you can ask to be shown the password, for which you will have to enter your username and system password.
#7 Find the password for your WiFi in GNU / Linux.
Since GNU / Linux has different desktop environments and configurations, some options can appear in some distros and not in others. But in general, to access the WiFi password you are using, you only have to enter the System Preferences and click on the Network option.
In the Wireless tab, your WiFi will appear, and you just have to give the options menu to open the window in which you can see the password. In some distributions like Antergos, which is what I use and to which the capture belongs, you will also see an option called History with which you will access the passwords of all the WiFi networks you have been using.
This is how you can recover the password of any router which you are using. If you have any query regarding the methods mentioned above, then please let us know about it in the comments section below.