How to Find the Wi-Fi Password of your Current Network
Are you still using the WiFi password that is written on the back of the router your ISP gave you? If so, it’s probably some really long combination of letters, numbers and symbols that you can never remember.
Most people try to write the password down somewhere or simply check on the router every time they need to give it to someone else. Luckily, if you already have a computer connected to your WiFi network, you can easily view the password there.
Or A friend wants a slice of your home Wi-Fi but you’ve completely forgotten what the password is, as you connected your laptop about two-and-a-half years ago. If you’re running Windows7, 8,8.1,10 then looking up your password from your laptop or desktop only takes a few clicks of the mouse. Here’s how to do it.
- Right-click the WiFi symbol in the systray and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
- Click Change adapter settings.
- Double Click on the WiFi adapter.
- In the WiFi Status dialog, click Wireless Properties.
- In the WiFi Status dialog,Click Security.
- Click the Security tab and then check Show characters.
Here you will see a text field called Network security key. Go ahead and check the Show characters box and you’ll now be able to see the WiFi security password. Note that this is just the WiFi password of the currently connected WiFi network. What if you want to see the WiFi passwords for WiFi networks that your computer previously connected to?
Luckily, that’s pretty easy too in Windows 7. In Windows 8 and 10, you have to use the command prompt, which is pretty annoying. Anyway, in Windows 7, open the Network and Sharing Center and then click on Manage Wireless Networks.
You will now see a nice list of all the wireless networks that computer has ever connected to. Just double-click on the one you are interested in.Then just click on the Security tab and check the Show characters box again to see the password.