How do I recover my home Wi-Fi password?

Martha Mora May 4, 2012

I have forgotten my at home Wi-Fi password, and would like to be able to recover it – any advice?

  1. Robert Walker
    November 1, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I have an airport and I cant remember my wifi password. I bought an apple Iphone 5. It asks for my wifi password.

  2. Martha
    September 25, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Thank you! Problem solved!

  3. Martha
    September 25, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Thank you soo much. Problem solved!

  4. raj
    September 19, 2012 at 7:51 am

    I have wifi in my house but the owner is set the password how iknow the password

  5. Robert
    August 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm
  6. John Heintz
    June 2, 2012 at 2:40 am

    I have forgotten our WI-FI password to get into our Kindle-Fire computer system.

  7. Martin
    May 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Connect the computer to router thru ethernet cable and enter the home page of the router. Then enter the set up and navigate to wifi setup page. You can find the password there. Good luck.

  8. Achraf Almouloudi
    May 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Access using an Ethernet cable, then look at the local website so you can see the key .

  9. Mike
    May 7, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    After you get all this settled out, I would also recommend that you _write down your password_.

  10. lol@you
    May 7, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Don't use computers, kthxbai

    May 4, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Hello, the easiest way would be to reset your router to factory settings. That means, it would turn all the settings in your router to same settings as when your first connected it. Just look at the back of router and you should see a reset button area. Keep in mind, that you will have to reconnect all the devices to wireless again. Also make sure to set a new secure password and add it to other devices.

  12. Richard Carpenter
    May 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    The quickest way is to reset the wifi router, basically there is a button on the bottom labeled reset. It completely resets it to factory default. You will probably need a paper clip if you decide to do this.

    On the computer that you connected to wifi on, you can use WirelessKeyView, like Susendeep Dutta mentioned. It is a nice piece of somewhere, and I use it in my toolkit.

    If you have several days, at the minimum, to wait you could try to hack the password using a bruteforce or dictionary attack method. If your wireless key was very long it could take several weeks to..... years.

  13. Kyem Ghosh
    May 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    linux is the only mechanism to get your wi-fi password back..... Chk out the video in this link and follow the steps....

  14. Susendeep Dutta
    May 4, 2012 at 10:21 am

    You can use WirelessKeyView to view your password -

    • Oron
      May 4, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      Excellent advice!

    • dindone
      June 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      worked as a charm!

    • al
      August 5, 2012 at 3:00 am

      What about a MAC?

    • Jordan
      September 4, 2012 at 1:22 am

      This helped me the first time. Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mike
      September 11, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      My AVG virus checker says this program is a TROJAN.

      Does anyone know if this is safe or not?


      • The helper
        September 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm

        No u shall get super anti spyware it will find it and you can fix it or delete it

  15. Bruce Epper
    May 4, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Depending on the make and model of your router, you may be able to log into your router and retrieve it. If you have a Windows 7 computer that has previously connected to the network, you can use the instructions here ( to retrieve the password. For a Windows XP or Vista machine, you can use WirelessKeyView to get the same info ( RouterPassView may allow you to get the username/password for a router as well as the WiFi password (

    If you are using a Mac, you can get the information in a similar manner as Win7 with the instructions here (

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