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Wi-Fi password retrieval

Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread regularRegistered User regular
Hey dudes, I had a brain-fart moment and apparently forgot my wi-fi password. I've found some troubleshooting steps online that suggest using a program through Windows to retrieve it, but... I'm only connected via my Android phone. And I did try to reset it via the router settings, except... apparently I've forgotten the password to the router, as well.

Multiple brain farts aside, what can I do to get this password back up and running?

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft regular Registered User regular
    factory reset the router to restore the default settings then redo all your settings.

    Probably a little pinhole button on the back that you'd have to stick a paperclip or pen into.

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
    Inquisitor77
  • DaenrisDaenris regular Registered User regular
    Is the password stored in your android phone? If so an app like this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=aws.apps.wifiKeyRecovery&hl=en would work. I've used that one, though it requires root, not sure if there are any alternatives that can do it without root access.

  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    The router should have a way to reset passwords with physical access.

    And I won, so you lose,
    Guess it always comes down to.
  • MyiagrosMyiagros regular Registered User regular
    And you can look up the router make and model online to see the default information for logging in.

    iRevert wrote: »
    Because if you're going to attempt to squeeze that big black monster into your slot you will need to be able to take at least 12 inches or else you're going to have a bad time...
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  • Iceman.USAFIceman.USAF Major East CoastRegistered User regular
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    factory reset the router to restore the default settings then redo all your settings.

    Probably a little pinhole button on the back that you'd have to stick a paperclip or pen into.

    This. Had to do it before. Not a proud moment mind you haha



    TofystedethSkeithspool32
  • hsuhsu regular Registered User regular
    Quick tip for next time: use a label maker to sticker the wifi + admin password to the router.

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  • Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread regular Registered User regular
    It totally came with a little card that had the factory-default information on it... which I apparently tossed out.

    Fortunately, a full factory reset got me in business--I was worried about the default password, but it actually just went straight to the setup wizard when I loaded up the router page.

    Iceman.USAFGonmun
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