Top 5 Best Ways to Recover Wi-Fi Password




Today’s world without the Internet is like a guitar without strings. Be it to read the news or look up a school assignment or a recipe when guests arrive unexpectedly or get information regarding new jobs and internships (I could give more examples, but the list is never-ending!), the Internet is our go-to companion. 

However, it has been immensely successful in becoming an abomination to many because of its ruthless nature. The recent pandemic came like a boon for the Internet, and every industry went online, making the Internet a source of bread and butter for most of the world. Due to this, Wi-Fi has become quotidian in our lives. But unlike The 

Avengers, we are not superheroes but just normal beings, and it is in our nature to forget stuff.

On top of that, we have to remember the passwords for all our social media, so naturally, we will forget the Wi-Fi password once in a while. But don’t feel frustrated; you have come to the right place. Below we have enumerated the five best ways to recover your Wi-Fi password.

Checking if the password is on the Wi-Fi router

A Wi-Fi router is one of the most common means of using the Internet. Recovering the Wi-Fi password is easy. Not only passwords but with the help of you can even access the admin page of the router. The password is mentioned on the router’s body sticker and the SSID-the wireless network name. You may recover your password if you have not changed the default password. 

Recover Wi-Fi password with Windows Command Prompt

 Suppose we have ever connected our Windows PC to a Wi-Fi network. We type the Wi-Fi password again the next time we connect because Windows keeps track of our networks and passwords. We can recover any password of a previously connected network by executing a couple of quick commands using Windows Command Prompt.

Step 1: Type CMD in Start. Command Prompt will appear due to the search, and click on Run as Administrator.

Step 2: Type the command netsh WLAN show profile and press Enter key. A list will appear displaying the names of all the Wi-Fi networks you have previously connected your Windows to. Find the network’s name whose password you wish to recover and note it down. Suppose here I want to recover the password of the network. Haha, You Don’t Know The Password. 

Step 3: In the next step, type the command Netsh WLAN show profile name=” Wi-Fi name” key=clear (write the network’s name in place of Wi-Fi name) and then press Enter key. For example, Netsh WLAN shows profile name=” Haha You Don’t Know The Password” key=clear

Step 4: You will find the Wi-Fi password in the Key Content field under Security settings.

Step 5: If you want to see the passwords of all the networks you have ever connected to your PC in one go, type the command: for /f “skip=9 tokens=1,2 delims=:” % I in (‘netsh WLAN show profiles) do @echo %j | findstr -i -v echo | netsh WLAN show profiles %j key=clear and press the Enter key.

Finding Wi-Fi passwords on Mac System: 

Like Windows, Mac also has an inbuilt feature to store all the Wi-Fi network passwords in Keychain. Apart from this, it saves other vital security information as well. You may follow the steps below to recover your Wi-Fi password using Mac:

Step 1: Search “Keychain Access” by accessing “Utilities” from “Applications” or by typing it on the search bar in “Spotlight” and clicking on it, which will display all the login items in a list.

Step 2: Find and click on “System” from the window’s left pane and go to “Airport network password.”

Step 3: Select the desired Wi-Fi network whose password you want to recover. All the information related to the selected network will be displayed in a pop-up window. 

Step 4: Check the Show Password checkbox, which will prompt you to enter OS X Administer login details, after which you can recover the password of the Wi-Fi network.

Recovering passwords through iPhone or iPad:

 To recover Wi-Fi passwords using iPhones or iPads, we can use the powerful PassFab iOS Password Manager software. It can be done following the given steps:

Step 1: To recover passwords using this software, you must ensure that the PassFab iOS Password Manager is preinstalled on your laptop/PC. Also, it should be connected to your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Connect your device using a USB cable. Once connected, it begins the scan to initiate the recovery process. 

Step 3: You will recover the password of your desired Wi-Fi network as soon as the scan is completed. 

 Recovering passwords using Windows (ES File Explorer): 

To recover Wi-Fi network passwords through your Android, you can follow the below steps:

Step 1: Download the application ES File Explorer from Google Play Store. 

Step 2: After opening the application, you have to turn on “Root Explorer” by sliding it to the right, enabling it to read the root explorer. 

Step 3: After moving the root file in ES File Explorer, a folder named data and another folder called misc.

Step 4: Open the file named wpa_supplicant.conf, which is in-built into the HTML/text viewer.

Step 5: All the saved passwords of previously connected Wi-Fi networks and the SSID will be displayed in the file. 

You may use any one of the above 5 ways to recover your Wi-Fi password and not let a forgotten password hamper and put a halt to your work. Hope this guide helped you.