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Standard User Clio
(newbie) Wed 15-Jun-16 01:00:32
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Wireless Router Password


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I am out of the country at the moment and will remain so for 3 months. I have a couple staying in my house while I am away. They have asked for the password to the wireless router. I have no objection to them having it, but I don't have a record of it with me and it is on the back of the router which is securely locked away in my absence.

Would the password be recorded on either my or my wife's laptop which we have with us? I assume it must be recorded somewhere because once we've logged on to the router with the correct password the first time all subsequent log ons go through automatically.

If I am right in this could someone tell me where the password is located and how I go about recovering it?

Many thanks in advance,
Clio
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 15-Jun-16 07:21:18
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Think you'll find the answer here - you could have got an answer much more quickly just by googling it wink

Another article that might help.

Edited by ian72 (Wed 15-Jun-16 07:23:08)

Standard User ian007jen
(committed) Wed 15-Jun-16 08:09:45
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Re: Wireless Router Password


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Sometimes they are unique and set per device; and are not in any online reference......

If you use chrome web browser goto to settings saved passwords and look for the router IP address; other browsers may have the same "saving of passwords"

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 15-Jun-16 08:26:08
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Chrome won't generally store the WiFi password, it would store the router login password. See my post which has info on retrieving the WiFi password from a Windows device. Wireless passwords should not be stored in ANY online reference.
Standard User ian007jen
(committed) Wed 15-Jun-16 11:30:53
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I misread the OP, or the OP was not clear enough...I did not see wifi password...just router password.

Chrome does not, as you say, store the wifi password.

Wireless passwords should not be stored in ANY online reference

Tell that to microsoft....windows 10 "shares" you wifi key with contacts
Standard User AdrianPH
(member) Wed 15-Jun-16 11:49:24
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Wireless passwords should not be stored in ANY online reference


Tell that to microsoft....windows 10 "shares" you wifi key with contacts


Only if you are dumb enough to allow Windows/Microsoft to share anything.

Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 15-Jun-16 11:51:48
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Indeed, mine doesn't. Plus, it isn't an online reference but used to allow people you know to login automatically - hopefully Microsoft have stored them encrypted.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 15-Jun-16 15:26:58
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As others have said - the WiFi password is unlikely to be available in clear text.

Are they currently connecting to the router using a wired connection? If so, you may have that password stored and you could, if you wish, allow them to access the WiFi side that way and to change the password - provided they tell you what it is!


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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 15-Jun-16 15:55:22
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On win 7+ the password is available in clear text - as per my links in my first response. It isn't available in clear text in the registry or in online databases.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 15-Jun-16 16:07:38
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Does the OP run Win7 or above?

I was looking at a Win7PC earlier and could not see it - however, I will try again.


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