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How to find wifi password via windows 7 pc

Discussion in 'Networking' started by artemis2001, May 22, 2018.

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  1. artemis2001

    artemis2001 Thread Starter

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    My wifi is a wired cable so yeah it's not wireless. But ive tried many things like cmd and no i havent got a laptop. im at the point of giving up. so i just want to know the wifi password without having to go through programming which i dont know. HELP
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    wifi password if you haven't changed it is normally printed on bottom of router

    if you have changed it then log into router settings & look on the wifi tab
     
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    This thread makes absolutely no sense. You can't have a WiFi connection that's wired. You need to explain your situation in much more detail. If your desktop is wired and it's requesting a password when you connect, I'm guessing this is on a corporate network where they're using 802.1X. If this is the case, contact your IT department for help.
     
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    I am guessing from the poster's ISP that they are connecting by Ethernet to the cable box but wants to connect something wireless as well like a phone or ipad or similar or more likely a smart TV or other IOT device
     
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    Yeah, that would be the only thing which makes sense in a home residential setting where the poster is looking for details of how the router is configured. And if this is the case, a call to the ISP would be warranted if the information is not printed on the router as you state.
     
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    Ignoring the post (especially the nonsense about wired wireless :D ) and taking the thread title as a question there are two answers ...

    a. with any computer connected to the router (wired or wireless) login to the router and navigate to the wireless section and look at the password. If the password is not shown then set a new one.

    b. I don't have a Windows 7 with wireless to check, but I think it's very similar to the way in Windows 8.1: open the Network and Sharing Center - click on the name of the wireless connection to bring up a "Wi'Fi Status" window - Wireless Properties - Security tab - Show characters (under Network security key).
     
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