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Windows 7: Forgotten Network Password

03 Apr 2014   #1
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Forgotten Network Password

I've forgotten the password to my Wi-Fi network (old age sucks). Is there any way I can retrieve that?


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03 Apr 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The first thing to try is log into the router/wireless access point and see if it shows in that interface.


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03 Apr 2014   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
The first thing to try is log into the router/wireless access point and see if it shows in that interface.


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How do I do that?
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03 Apr 2014   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

See the step 6 for running ipconfig:
(you do not need the "/all" parameter)
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Once you get those returns, locate the default gateway IP address.

Then "surf" to that address using your browser of choice.

You will probably be asked for a user/password...
...if you have not set one, tell us the make/model of the router/WAP.
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03 Apr 2014   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Never mind a senile old lady. I just remembered I had changed the password a while back when I was having problems with someone hijacking my Wi-Fi; I even wrote it down. As I said, old age sucks.

Thanks for your patience and help.
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03 Apr 2014   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Not a problem - but you really should check to see if you can get into the router's (WAP's?) interface. You should change that router/WAP password to something other than the default one.
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03 Apr 2014   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Not a problem - but you really should check to see if you can get into the router's (WAP's?) interface. You should change that router/WAP password to something other than the default one.
I already did that shortly after I changed the Wi-Fi's password. Thanks!
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03 Apr 2014   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You are welcome.

Good to hear that you changed that too - since someone was getting onto your Wi-Fi.
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