Steps to Retrieve your Wi-Fi Password

It may so happen that while you are connected to Wi-Fi or have formatted your system and you are not able to connect to Wi-Fi as you have lost it or don’t remember. Password is also needed when you connect other wireless devices to your Wi-Fi network. It can be little worrisome if you don’t retrieve back the password, especially when you are working. Here is the tutorial how you can retrieve the password of the Wi-Fi network you are connected with.

Retrieve wi-fi password

Wi-Fi plays an important part in our daily life in this modern era. Life without computer or internet is now unimaginable. Starting from home works to official work we depend on Internet. Wi-Fi or the Wireless Internet has made our life much simpler; we can browser internet anywhere any time. However, for security reasons the Wi-Fi is password protected. If you are connected to Wi-Fi and have forgotten the password, here is how you can retrieve your password for the wireless network connection.

Now you can easily retrieve the password of the Wi-Fi network you are connected to, by simply following the steps described below:

Steps to retrieve your Wi-Fi password

Retrieve Wi-Fi password when already connected to your Wi-Fi network

  • You can see a network icon on your system taskbar next to notification icon, right click on your Wi-Fi network and select the option Open Network and Sharing Center

open network sharing center

  • In open Network and Sharing Center, under View your active Networks search for your Wi-Fi connection

view active networks

  • Next, click on the Wireless Network Connection
  • On the window that appears upon clicking your wireless network connection, click on the Wireless Properties button

wireless properties

  • From the Wireless Network Properties window, click on the Security tab

security tab wireless properties

  • Select the checkbox besides Show Characters options

The character that appears in the box is the Wi-Fi password of the wireless network you are connected to.

Wifi password

Upon following the steps described above you can now easily retrieve your Wi-Fi password.


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