Remembering the Wi-Fi router password in a hectic day or work can be frustrating, whether it be at your home or office. So, in the following post, I present you a simple and detailed step by step procedure to recover your password back.
Forgotten your router password?
No worries, read ahead for a complete and working solution.
1: Find the default password
- Look around on the router package box or on the router itself. Some manufactures print the default username and password on them.
- Read the manual and look into the etting up the router’ section. It usually contains the default username and password.
- Try using common default passwords such as dmin’, assword’, etc. (without the quotes).
2: Find the password using IP address
- Go to the search bar on Windows desktop and search for command prompt’ or cmd’
and hit enter.
- Click on the first search result.
- A new window of Command prompt will be opened.
- Type in ipconfig and hit enter.
- Navigate down through the screen and find the IP address of the router.
- Go to any browser and input this IP address and hit enter.
- You will be redirected to your router homepage login.
- Identify the router manufacturer and model.
- Go to ww.routerpasswords.com’ and input your router model and other specifications and obtain the router username and password.
- You can now use the now-obtained username and password.
3: Find the password on Windows
(works only if both Wi-Fi and router password is same)
- This trick works only if your PC has/ had been connected to the Wi-Fi network.
- Click on the Wi-Fi icon on the bottom right corner of the desktop in the taskbar.
- Click on network and Internet settings’ link at the bottom of the Wi-Fi menu.
- Click on Wi-Fi’ tab on the left side of the settings window
- Navigate through the screen and click on change adapter options’.
- Doing so will open a Control Panel page. Look for the Wi-Fi network for which you want to find the password and double click on it.
- Under the general tab, click on wireless properties’ tab.
- Navigate and click on the security’ tab.
- Further click on the how characters’ check box to see the password.
4: Find the password on router page (works only on router login which requires your account username and password.)
- If you have access to the router’s web interface, you can go to any browser and type in your IP address in the search bar. (Go to command prompt on your desktop>type in ipconfig’ and press enter>navigate down through the screen and find the IP address of the router.)
- You will be redirected to your router homepage. Login using your account username and password.
- Click on the wireless’ tab on the left-hand section of the menu. (Each router manufacturer’s homepage will vary. So, you may have to navigate through a couple of different menus.)
- Further navigate through the screen and find the password field and click on the checkbox to reveal the password.
If none of these above-mentioned methods have worked for you, then it is time to leave your old password behind, move on and reset your router to setup a new router password and get on with your hectic day of work.
In the end, do not forget to write down your new password and save you some time.
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