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How to Recover Your WiFi Password

Janet from IN writes:

My friend is always losing things, and now she’s lost her wifi password. Is there any way to recover it?

If your friend has a Windows 7 PC that is still connecting to the Wifi, she can view the stored password by left clicking on the wireless connection on the taskbar, right clicking on the network name she is connected to and then left clicking properties.

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She would then left click “show characters” and next to Network Security Key the saved password will display.

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If she doesn’t have the password saved, most routers include a reset button on the bottom or back of the router which will reset it to the factory installed settings. She would then need to use the setup instructions from the manual/cd that came with her router to set up the router like it was brand new.