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How to quickly retrieve a forgotten Wi-Fi password using your Windows PC

If you’ve forgotten the password to your own Wi-Fi network, we strongly recommend that you retrieve it from your PC and write it down for future reference.

Luckily, that’s very easy to do as long as your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 PC is currently logged into the network. Here’s how:

1 – Press the Windows+S key combination to open a “Search” box.

2 – Type the word control into the search box and select Control Panel from the drop-down menu.

3 – Click Network and Internet.

4 – Click Network and Sharing Center.

5 – In the “View your active networks” section, click on the name of the active wireless network connection over in the right-hand pane. A box labeled “Wi-Fi Status” should pop up.

6 – Click Wireless Properties.

7 – Select the Security tab.

8 – Click the box labeled “Show characters” and the password for your wireless network will appear in the “Network security key” field.

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