How to find internet password

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  1. tagzard
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    So my friend forgot their wifi password and their only device is a laptop that is already connected. How do i find their password?
     
  2. prowler

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    Check the back of the router, etc.
     
  3. Jax

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    Do a factory reset on the router. The password will then become the default one.
     
  4. tagzard
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    How do i do that?
     
  5. AlanJohn

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    Theres a small hole on the back of it.
    Get a pen and put it in it.
     
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    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    What would the default one be?
     
  8. prowler

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    We don't know if you don't post the router model.
     
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    first try my link [​IMG]
    and when you will reset the chances are 2
    1.your wifi will not have a password
    2.the default password will be

    admin
     
  10. spinal_cord

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    You dont need to do any of that.

    Right click the wifi icon in the notification area, select 'open network and sharing center'.

    Click 'manage wireless networks' from the left panel.

    Double click your network connection.

    Click the 'security' tab.

    check the 'show characters' box.
     
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    Try to log in to the router's homepage by going to http://192.168.1.1 -OR- http://192.168.0.1 -OR- http://router/

    Try to log in with the default information (if necessary), with the username being admin and the password being password. Then you can go into the Wireless Configuration window to write down the wireless key.
     
  12. yusuo

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    This is the best option, why people would suggest you hard reset the router is beyond me, either do the steps above or log into your router and find the password that way
     
  13. Marlonguppy

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    I have Windows 2000.
    Problem? :')
     
  14. spinal_cord

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    I assume the process for win2k would be similar, I'm using 7 right now, so I have no idea.
     
  15. FAST6191

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    Earlier versions of windows might lack simple password reveals, fortunately we have the likes of
    http://www.oxid.it/cain.html

    Your AV or web security might say something and it is a kind of false positive- the program can be used by those playing hacker but this would be one of the legitimate uses.
     
  16. Foxi4

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    Don't you think that CAIN is a bit too hardcore for an everyday joe? I'd recommend the Wireless Key Finder instead.