If you have lost your wireless router password, you can reset it without having to go through the entire process of changing the router’s network name and password to something new. There are two different ways you can approach this problem, depending on which version of Windows you are using. This article will explain how to recover your wireless router password from command prompt in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP so that you can get back online quickly and easily! How to Recover Your WiFi Password From Command Prompt
How to get into Command Prompt
To get into Command Prompt from Windows 7, simply type cmd into your search bar. To get back out of it, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and click on Task Manager > Processes tab. Highlight cmd.exe, then hit End Process (this will kill it). Then close task manager and command prompt should disappear from your screen. You’ll be returned to your desktop (but you can get back into cmd by hitting windows key + R in order to run it again).
Get the Hidden IP
Find out your computer’s IP address. Open up a Command Prompt on your computer and type ipconfig to find out your network’s IP address (it will look something like 192.168.1.100). Go here, enter that address in the text box, and click Recover IP Address. If you want a full list of Wi-Fi passwords, then you can use wifi-honey or WifiInfoView.
Getting the Hidden Key
To get your network password without having to call IT, open a Command Prompt by typing CMD into your Start menu search box and hitting Enter. Type in netsh wlan show profiles (no quotes) and hit Enter again. Then, look for something that looks like SSID=My Profile Name or key=clear.
Connecting with Hidden Key
To keep your wireless network private, you probably need a password to log on. Since most people prefer not to advertise their passcodes (lest they fall into nefarious hands), it’s generally best practice that you change your router’s SSID and secure it with a password whenever possible. But what happens if you forget your network name or password? Here’s a quick way to crack them—without even resetting your router!…