Unfortunately it is something that happens quite frequently, especially when we have changed the WiFi password and we have not put it “safe”, although luckily it is not the end of the world and it is not necessary to call our Internet provider to help us, is a small setback we can solve by ourselves in minutes.
In this article we will teach you How to Recover your WiFi Username and Password it in different ways, and also explain how you can access the interface of your router if you forgot WiFi Router username and password. Without more we enter into matter and as always we hope this article is useful to you.
Reset Factory Settings of WiFi Router
It is the fastest way to solve both problems, that is, if we are in the situation of not remembering the WiFi Router Password nor the username and password to access the router interface.
Normally all routers in the market come with an emergency button that allows a complete reset of the same, to return it to its initial state in every way.
This implies that we will lose the settings we have made and also everything we have been able to change or add, but in return the WiFi password, the username and the access key to the interface will be the same as the router had from the first day.
To do this we have to search the back of our router for the reset button. Normally it is inserted in a small hole to avoid that we can get to touch accidentally, so we will need something fine so we can get to it and activate it.
It is advisable to keep it pressed for about 10 seconds so that the reset works and goes smoothly.
In case you do not remember the default password do not worry, you can follow these tips to get out of the step:
- The first thing to do is to look at the back and bottom of the router , where usually a sticker that includes the default key and also can come accompanied by the user and password access.
- If this fails or does not include the user and password, only the password of the WiFi network, we can search both data in the documentation of the router . In case we have lost it we also have the option of searching the manual on the Internet and downloading it.
- As a last option we can test passwords and common users such as empty username and “admin” in password, or “admin” in both spaces, for example, although there are other options such as “user” in one or both spaces. If this does not work the best is to contact the manufacturer directly.
Recover WiFi Router Password from Windows 7,8 and 10
We can do it very easily whenever we meet a requirement, and is that we have previously connected to that WiFi network from a computer with Windows.
In this case the system will remember the password, so we will only have to enter to look at it and we can copy it directly from already connected equipment.
To do this, follow the path “Control Panel> Network and Sharing Center”. Once inside we select our network among all those that are shown.
After this will open a window in which we must click on “Wireless Properties“.
Finally in that last window we chose “Security” and ready, we will have access to the password.
Recover WiFi Password on a Mac Computer
It is the same as in the case of Windows, if we were previously connected we can recover the router password of that WiFi network.
To do this we must press Cmd and Space. This will open the Spotlight search dialog, where we will select the “Keychain Access” application .
When we are inside we must look for our WiFi network in the list that appears, we select it and we click on the button info that is represented with icon with the letter “i”.
This will open a new window with all the attributes of our network, in which we will only be left to select the option “Show Password” and ready, although we will have to verify the access with our administrator account.
Recovery from WiFi Router Interface
As a last option we have the possibility to Recover WiFi Password from the interface of our own router. For this we must enter 192.168.1.1 (http://192.168.1.1) in the address of the navigator and enter with our user and password.
Once inside we should look in a section called “Advanced settings of WiFi configuration” or similar, and there we will find the password that we are currently using.
Keep in mind that the interface varies depending on each router, but ultimately we will find it in the section that brings together the most important security and configuration settings for the WiFi network.