How to find WiFi passwords

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Finding WiFi passwords on Windows

If you want to learn how to find WiFi passwords on Windows, the simplest and most practical solution you can adopt is to use WirelessKeyView. It is a small free program that, once started (it does not need installations to work), detects all the passwords of the Wi-Fi networks saved on the PC.

To use WirelessKeyView on your Windows PC first click here so that you can immediately connect to the program's website and then presses on the item WirelessKeyView download a 32 bit operating system was used oppure sulla voce Download WirelessKeyView for x64 if you are using a 64-bit operating system and wait for the software download to be started and completed.



When the download is complete, open the compressed archive you just obtained by double clicking on it, extract the contents to any folder and double click on WirelessKeyView.exe to get started the software and to display the list of Wi-Fi passwords saved on Windows in its window. Among these you will also find the one useful for accessing your wireless network.

Finding WiFi passwords on OS X

If, on the other hand, you are using a Mac and you are interested in understanding how to proceed in order to find WiFi passwords on OS X, know that you do not have to download and install anything: just take advantage Access Keychains, the app present on all Apple-branded computers that allows you to view all the access data that have been saved on the computer of the bitten apple.

To be able to access Keychain start the Launchpad, presses on the folder Other and then click Access Keychains. You can also access Keychain Access using Spotlight, after clicking on the magnifying glass located in the upper right part of the menu bar, by typing keychain in the displayed search field and then double clicking on the first result that is shown to you.



In the window that will open on the desk at this point, click on the item System placed in the left sidebar and then presses on the item Password always attached in the left sidebar in the section Category.

To find the WiFi password, click on the name of the connection whose security key you want to discover, select the tab Attributes and apponi il segno di spunta accanto alla voce Show the password. Finally, type the username and password of a user account on OS X with administrator privileges (most likely the same one you use to access the system) and then click on the button OK. Once this is done, you will be able to view the password of the network selected in the field in clear text Show the password.

Finding WiFi passwords on Android

If you use a smartphone or tablet Android and you are interested in understanding how to find WiFi passwords you can trace the access keys for wireless networks that have been stored on your device after you have run the root. For more details about it you can consult my guide on how to root Android.

Once the Android device is unlocked, you can then view the WiFi passwords stored on it by installing the application WiFi Key Recovery. This app, completely free and usable without having to perform special configurations, shows the list of wireless keys stored on the device.

To download WiFi Key Recovery press here directly from your Android smartphone or tablet to connect to the appropriate section of the Google Play Store, tap on Install and then Accept. Then wait for the download and app installation procedures to start and complete.


Then, start WiFi Key Recovery by pressing on its icon that has been added to the screen where all the apps on the device are grouped, then grant root permissions and wait for the list of passwords relating to wireless networks that have been saved on the device is visible on the display.


Finding WiFi passwords on iOS

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can "try your luck" with Wifi Pass: a free application that contains the default passwords of some old Alice and Fastweb modems: today it is still difficult to find such routers in people's homes (also because, for the app to work, the networks to be "attacked" must use the password default), but trying doesn't hurt.

If you want to download Wifi-Pass on your device, then press here to open the App Store and tap the buttons Get e Install to proceed with the app download. When the operation is completed, start Wifi-Pass, type the name of the network you want to find the password for in the tab dedicated to AliceFastweb e pulsing sul pulsating Calculate. Within a few moments you should be able to see the list of possible passwords (as long as the searched network is included in the app database). Easier than that?

Other solutions to find WiFi passwords

Did the instructions for finding WiFi passwords that I have given you in the previous lines not have the desired effect? In this case you can try to locate the access key to your wireless network directly from the modem.


To find WiFi passwords you can in fact take a look to the label stuck under or behind the modem which usually shows the name of the wireless network generated by it and the access key to be used to log in. If you have not made any changes to the basic modem configuration these data should be valid.

If no label has been stuck under or behind the modem, you can try to find the WiFi password by consulting the User Manual of the device. If you do not have a paper user manual associated with the sales package of the device, you can connect to the appropriate support and assistance section of the official website of the manufacturer of your modem. Below you will find a list of all the major router manufacturers and their link to the support and assistance website.


  • Apple
  • Asus
  • D-Link
  • FRITZ! Box
  • Linksys
  • Netgear
  • Sitecom
  • TP-LINK

Once connected to the support and assistance area of 鈥嬧媡he manufacturer of your modem, you will find all the manuals of all the devices sold. Then click on the manual referring to your router to be able to consult it after which you should be able to find clearly indicated which password to use to access the wireless network generated by it.

Another way to find WiFi passwords is to connect via cable to the management panel of the same. To do this, place yourself in front of your computer, connect it to the modem via an Ethernet cable, start your Web browser that you usually use to surf the Internet and connect to the router's IP address by typing it in the address bar. Then, press the button Submit on the keyboard. Generally the modem's IP address is 192.168.1.1192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.254. For more details you can consult my guide on how to enter the router.

Once you have located and typed the correct IP address to access the modem control panel, you will be prompted to type in a username and password. Usually the correct combination to use is admin / admin o admin / password but sometimes you have to use other settings. If so you can consult my guide on how to see the modem password through which I have illustrated some of the best techniques to be able to trace the access credentials to enter the modem and router control panels.

After logging in to the modem configuration panel, to find the WiFi password, go to the section of the same dedicated to configuring the wireless network and try to locate the field relating to the key WEP / WPA. Sometimes the wireless network password is listed directly next to the network name (the SSID).

Unfortunately I cannot be too specific in my indications as there are many modem / router models on the market and each of them has its own administration panel. Nevertheless, if you have followed my instructions carefully, you should have been able to find WiFi passwords by connecting to the management panel of your modem.

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