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.

1.Windows

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.

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

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

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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.

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

Android   Mac OS X 

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