These days, if you’re having friends over, they’ll probably ask to log into your Wi-Fi network before asking for a drink. But if you’ve forgotten your password, it can be quite hard to find, since most devices obscure the characters with asterisks.

But it honestly doesn’t take much technical know-how to find a lost Wi-Fi password, as long as you have access to the router or at least one device connected to the network. So below, I’ll go over the easiest ways to find your lost Wi-Fi password with Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS, as well as a pair of additional methods that don’t require a connected device.


If you have connected a PC to the same Wi-Fi network in the past, it should be fairly simple to find the Wi-Fi password. To begin, open the Run program (or press the Windows + R on your keyboard), then type “ncpa.cpl“and hit enter.


From there, find the connection labeled as “WiFi” in the menu. Right click the labeled and choose “Status” option.


On the menu that pops up next, simply click the “Wireless Properties” button.


From here, another window will pop up. Head over to the Security tab in this window, then tick the box next to “Show characters.” Once you’ve done that, the Wi-Fi network’s password will be visible plain as day.


Great, you just hacked WiFi, sort of, For various other platform click on it.

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