Easy way to recover your WiFi access password

Updated: May 18

Have you forgotten your WiFi password? Let us help you recover your WiFi access with some quick tips.

Easy way to recover your WiFi access password

So you lost your WiFi password. Fret not, we got your back, as always. There is no need to panic now that you are here. You are safe; you feel safe too. Which is a common issue, you installed your wireless router and set up everything. But you have a new component or your in-laws have come over. So what do you do now? You google how to find your WiFi password, and we have some scenarios for you to consider. You can compare your situation with these scenarios and re-enact the solution which suits you best. Or how about this, let us hold your hands and get you to recover your WiFi password step by step. How does that sound?

Easy way to recover your WiFi access password

WiFi Password reset

Easy way to recover your WiFi access password


The first thing we need to do is to reset your password and don't worry this is not a tedious process. We have to do a little bit of exercise for this one. If you are asking why not just hack your password, we don't recommend that. Firstly, it is a very complicated task, and new standards like WPA2 are virtually impossible to hack. So rather than do this the hard way, there is a more natural way. After all, it is just for your local internet; a relatively safe act would be to do a hardware reset as the first step in recovering your WiFi access.


Easy way to recover your WiFi access password

A hard WiFi password reset

Easy way to recover your WiFi access password


Hard resets refer to going to your wireless router itself. We think you know what that is and if you don't, refer to the image above. Of course we are sure you know where your Wifi router is. For everything else, there is always Google. You should be able to see a button typically recessed and marked reset. The button is recessed inside to prevent any accidental resets of the router. So grab a pen or something that can poke through that hole and press it into the hole, make sure press down the button inside of it (you should feel the click of the button) for about twenty to thirty seconds flat. Once you are done, proceed on with the next step to recover your WiFi access.

Easy way to recover your WiFi access password

Take a picture

Easy way to recover your WiFi access password


Its time to take out your smartphone and take a picture of a sticker on your router. Yes, the same router you have reset, it should be located there somewhere along the back of your WiFi router. On there, you see two important pieces of information.


  1. SSID Key - can be marked as 2.4G and 5G

  2. Wireless Security Key or WPA key


Take a picture or write these two pieces of information down, you will need it later on in this WiFi access and password recovery process.

Easy way to recover your WiFi access password

Connect to your WiFi network

Easy way to recover your WiFi access password


Remember that picture you just took; look under "SSID". Now go to your computer and click on your wireless icon to search for WiFi around your house. There you find a new WiFi with the same SSID as the one in the picture you just took. That is the WiFi coming out of the wireless router you just reset. Click on that and press 'connect'. When prompted to enter a password or key, enter the WPA key you took a picture of and now you have access to your WiFi internet at home.

Easy way to recover your WiFi access password

Secure your WiFi password

Easy way to recover your WiFi access password


Technically you can stop right here if you want. Nothing wrong with that, you lead a simple life. But that complicated password you just took a picture of is hard to remember, and you do not want to be hassled by every guest or visitor that comes through your doors, do you? You want something easy to remember, something easy to digest. So is it easy to change your SSID or WiFi in your home to something else? Yes, of course, it is. But at the same time, it is a little tricky because you need to find the IP of your router, which is almost always 192.168.1.254 or 192.168.1.1.


http://whatsmyrouterip.com/

Easy way to recover your wifi password

Click on this link above and wait for the result that comes out under "Router Private IP". You should see a set of four numbers in the format of XXXX.XXXX.XXXX.XXXX. Now copy that number and paste it in your internet browser followed by the 'enter' button.

Easy way to recover your WiFi access password

WiFi password administration

Easy way to recover your WiFi access password


You need to do a little bit of tinkering here. You should be able to access the administrator page here without an issue. That is where that IP address you entered in your browser leads you. If they ask you for a user name and password, go back to that same sticker under your router. It is there. Take a picture of the admin user name and password and proceed through here. Now each router and brand is different, but they are more or less the same. Scroll around until you find somewhere that allows you to rename the SSID and password to something you want, And hit on save. After doing this, you may lose the internet again, that WiFi you connected to earlier no longer exists, in its, the place is the new WiFi SSID and password you have created. Connect to that and save the password somewhere on a thick piece of paper in the kitchen. And we are done here.

That wasn't so hard, was it. You're a pro already. Thank you for reading 'Easy way to recover your WiFi access password' by IT Block. IT Block is an IT support services firm based in SIngapore, we love to share our IT expertise for your benefit. Have a beautiful day. #wifi #password #reset #access #singapore #IT #support #services

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