Hack :Your reasons for violating the Wi-Fi password are undoubtedly good (we trust you); here is the way.
Chances are that you have a Wi-Fi network at home, or you live near one (or more) that appear surprisingly on the list whenever you turn on a portable computer or look at your phone.
The problem is, if there is a key next to the network name (AKA SSID, or service set identifier), it indicates that Hack is on. Without a password or login clause, you will not be able to access that network, or the fun, cozy internet that goes with it.
Maybe you forgot your password on your network, or you don’t have any neighbors willing to share the beauty of Wi-Fi. You can just go to the store, buy a latte, and use “free” Wi-Fi there. Download your phone app like WiFi Map (available for iOS and Android), and you’ll have a list of billions of hotspots with free Wi-Fi to download (including some passwords with a locked Wi-Fi connection (Hack) if shared by any which app users).
However, there are other ways to get back to wireless. Some need so much patience that the view of the cafe will look great. Keep reading if you can’t wait.
Windows Commands to Get the Key
This strategy works to reset your Wi-Fi network password (AKA network identity verification key) only if you forget the password you used previously.
It works because Windows creates the profile of every Wi-Fi network (Hack) you connect to. If you tell Windows to forget the network, it also forgets the password. If so, this will not work. But few people have ever done so openly.
Requires you to log in to Windows Command Prompt with administrative privileges. Click the Star Menu, type “cmd” (no citations), and the menu will display Command Prompt; right-click the installation and select Start as administrator. That will open a black box full of text with a command inside — a line with an arrow pointing to the right end, perhaps something like C: \ WINDOWS \ system32 >. The flashing cursor will indicate where you are typing. Start with:
netsh wlan show profile
The results will display a section called User Profiles — for all Wi-Fi networks (WLANs, or wireless local networks) that you have accessed and saved. Select the one you want to get the password for, highlight it, and copy it. In the command below, type the following, but return the Xs with the network name you copied; you only need quotation marks if the network name has spaces in it, such as “Cup o Jo Cafe.”
netsh wlan show profile name = “XXXXXXXX” key = clear
For new data appearing, see under Content Protection Line Settings. The displayed name is the Wi-Fi password or the key is missing. (If you do not like the command line, there is a third-party password recovery software like Cain and Abel or WirelessKeyView that can help you do the same.)
In macOS, open a Spotlight search (Cmd + Space) and type Terminal to find a Mac that fits the command prompt. Type next, instead of Xs enter the network name.
security find-generic-password -wa XXXXX
This will not work on someone else’s Wi-Fi in a neighboring apartment. You need physical access to the route for this. However, before performing a full router reset just to get on your Wi-Fi, try getting into the router first. From there, you can easily reset the Wi-Fi password / key if you forgot it.
That’s not possible if you do not know the router password. (Wi-Fi password and router password are not the same — unless you are out of your way to provide the same password for both). Route reset only works if you have access to Wi-Fi (Hack) (we just found out you don’t have it) or physically, using an Ethernet cable.
If you have a route from your Internet Service Provider (ISP), check the stickers on the unit before resetting — the ISP may print an SSID and a network authentication key right on the hardware.
Here is the nuclear option: Almost every existing router has a reset button reset. Push with a pen or open paperclip, hold for about 10 seconds, and the route will reset to factory settings.
Once the route is reset, you will need that username / password combination to access the router itself. Also, do this with an Ethernet-connected PC; reset routing may kill any Wi-Fi (Hack) connection currently available. Real access is usually done through a web browser, although many routers and home mesh systems can now be controlled by the app.
Some routers may have a sticker indicating that Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and network authentication key (password) so you can return to Wi-Fi (Hack) after a reset.
The URL to type in the browser to access route settings usually says 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1, or something different. Try it randomly; that usually works. To determine which PC is connected to the Ethernet channel, open the command and type pconfig. Look inside the gobbledygook IPv4 Address, which will start in 192.168. The other two spaces, called octet, will be numbers between 0 and 255. Note the third octet (maybe 1 or 0). The fourth is specific to the PC you are using to access the router.
In the browser, type 192.168.x.1, and replace X with the number you found in the ipconfig search. 1 in the last octet you have to look for a route — it is the first device in the network. (For full details, read How to Access Your Wi-Fi Router Settings.)
At this point, the router should be requesting that username and password (which, again, is not the same as a Wi-Fi SSID (Hack) and network authentication key). Examine your manual, assuming you have not discarded it. Or visit RouterPasswords.com, which is available to tell people the default username / password for each router ever created. You will need the route model number in some cases, but not all.