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Windows 7: How can we make Windows7 show our password for our WiFi connection?

18 Mar 2012   #1
beautiful

Win7
 
 
How can we make Windows7 show our password for our WiFi connection?

Our computer has wireless internet connection.

Network type: Access Point
Security Type: No authentication (Open)
Encryption Type: WEP

"Show characters checkbox" is greyed out
(There DEFINITELY is a password.)

How can we show the Wifi password?


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18 Mar 2012   #2
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I think you can see the password by accessing your Modem/Router via the Default Gateway. The Gateway Address is generally 192.168.1.1.

You shall be asked for username and password at the entrance. This varies depending upon the Modem/Router Manufacture. It is generally "admin and admin" or "admin and password".

Once there you can either see the password right away or checking the Check-box below the Password Text-box on the WiFi Page.

Lastly if the Gateway Address or the Username and Password are different than what I have given then you can easily get the right ones from your Internet Service Provider.
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18 Mar 2012   #3
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Somethings not right there, doesn't "Security Type: No authentication (Open)" mean there is no password? If thats correct, thats why its grayed out, there isn't one.
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18 Mar 2012   #4
beautiful

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Somethings not right there, doesn't "Security Type: No authentication (Open)" mean there is no password? If thats correct, thats why its grayed out, there isn't one.
I know that it may be weird, but we've typed our OP just the way it is. If you like, we can attach a screenshot of the WiFi dialog window. We may be able to do it by next Saturday.
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18 Mar 2012   #5
beautiful

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
I think you can see the password by accessing your Modem/Router via the Default Gateway. The Gateway Address is generally 192.168.1.1.

You shall be asked for username and password at the entrance. This varies depending upon the Modem/Router Manufacture. It is generally "admin and admin" or "admin and password".
We're just wondering: If Windows 7 is saving the password on our computer, then surely there's a way for us to see that saved password. It doesn't seem necessary to have to go to the Modem/Router page (the gateway address).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
Once there you can either see the password right away or checking the Check-box below the Password Text-box on the WiFi Page.
When you say "check-box below the Password Text-box on the WiFi Page", do you mean the same page that my original post refers to? If so, that check box CANNOT be checked. This is why I wrote it is GREYED OUT.
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18 Mar 2012   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Although I can't directly answer your query, it is easy enough to find out the password.
  1. If your ISP provided you with your router, the wireless password should be on a sticker attached to the router.
  2. Go to Control Panel>Network & Internet>Manage Wireless Networks and double-click your router icon then click the Security tab and enable Show Characters.
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18 Mar 2012   #7
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If a password was set that box wouldn't be grayed out. No authentication means no password. Are you sure your connected to your network and not somebody else's with the same SSID?
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18 Mar 2012   #8
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

To cut the long story short here is the screenshot from my Router's WiFi page reached after entering through the Default Gateway.

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This should make everything clear. Please remember that Modems/Routers from different manufacturers may have slightly different GUIs as I had said in my earlier post.


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19 Mar 2012   #9
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't know why it's greyed out but accessing your Router's WiFi page is probably the best way but you can also try WirelessKeyView from a computer that's set correctly. There is a note about Windows 7 though towards the end of the page above the command line options, but it worked for me without problems.

I would also consider upgrading your Security Type to WPA2 AES or at least WPA if all your devices support it because these days WEP is hardly better than no security.

@alphanumeric
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Somethings not right there, doesn't "Security Type: No authentication (Open)" mean there is no password? If thats correct, thats why its grayed out, there isn't one.
When you manually add a network and choose WEP as your security it does show as the OP states under the Networks properties Security tab.
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