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How To Find Router Password? Two Simple Ways To Find Wi-Fi Password

  • 23 May, 2022
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Have you ever scratched your head wondering - how do I find my router username and password without resetting it? If yes, then this is the right place for you. Whether you are using an Asus router or TP-Link or D-Link, you always can find out your router password with no effort. 

What you might not have known is the fact that all routers come with their usernames and passwords printed on their backside. So, to find out your router password all you need to do is just first turn it and have a look at the backside of the router, password and username will come to your view. 

But, what if you have changed your Wi-Fi password. Not an issue. A simple solution to this problem is available. There are two ways to find out your new router password. Either you can follow the steps as mentioned below in this post or contact us for quick assistance. 

How to find router password on computer? 

In this fast-paced world, it is quite normal to forget the password of emails, bank accounts, phones, routers, etc. That's why almost all the companies or digital services providers have put in place a very simple process to retrieve the forgotten password. The password recovery procedure of emails, bank accounts, and social media accounts involves changing the forgotten password. Why? Because they don't allow you to see the password even to the account holders once they forget it. But, this is not the case with Wi-Fi password recovery. It means, even if you have forgotten the router password, you don't need to worry because you can find out your current Wi-Fi password in just a few simple clicks. If you are a proud user of a Windows computer then the Wi-Fi password recovery procedure is pretty easy. 

What do you do if you forgot your router password? Do you call the service provider? If your answer is yes, then you can't be more wrong. Why call the service provider to find out your Wi-Fi password if there are two simple ways available with the help of which you can find out the password of your Wi-Fi. 

Firstly, you simply can go to the Network & Internet settings and find out your Wi-Fi password. Secondly, you can run the cmd command and in just a little effort can get access to your forgotten Wi-Fi router password. Let's first discuss the steps to follow to find your router password with the help of Network & Internet settings on Window computer: 

  • Click on the Start button or menu. 
  • From the right side of the screen under the advanced network settings select network and sharing center. 
  • Just below the access type, you will find connections. Next to it will be the connection name that you need to select. 
  • Then, click Wireless properties and then choose security.
  • After that click on show characters available under the network security key. 
  • Now your Wi-Fi password will come to your view.  

How to find router password with cmd?

Another way to find a router password comes from the cmd. It is worth noting that cmd emulates the input field in a text-based user interface with the Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI). In simple words, cmd helps the users to execute entered commands and perform various administrative functions. The best part of the cmd command is that it can be used to fix a broad range of errors. In addition to that with the help of the cmd command, you can encrypt files, hide folders, and copy command output to the clipboard. Most importantly, with the help of cmd, you can find the password of your router in just a few minutes. Below are the steps to follow to access your forgotten Wi-Fi router password with cmd in Windows-enabled pc or laptops. 

  • So as the first step, click Start and type CMD. 
  • Now, do right-click on the command prompt option. 
  • From the drop-down menu select Run as administrator. 
  • Here comes the most important step as you need to enter the netsh wlan show profile in the command prompt. 
  • After that press enters to show a list of network names that your device connects to. 
  • Now find and note down the Wi-Fi network you want to find the password for. 
  • Carefully, enter the netsh wlan show profile your Wi-Fi name key=clear. Make sure you enter the complete name of your Wi-Fi without any mistake and press enter.
  • A new screen will come to your view. Under the security settings, there will be a key content section. 
  • In front of the key content, your Wi-Fi password will be available. 


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