Updated: March 20, 2023
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Am trying to retrieve my password for WiFi

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Nice to meet you, *****!
Have you already tried anything to get your Wi-Fi password?

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Got it
Do you have any devices connected to this Wi-Fi?

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my pc laptop

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Could you, please follow the instructions I am going to send you, and let me know if
any of the steps are not quite clear?
I'll be happy to clarify them to you!

  1. Click the Wi-Fi icon in the bottom right
  2. Click Network & Internet settings
  3. Click the Wi-Fi tab in the left panel
  4. Scroll down and click Change adapter options. It's under "Related settings" in the right panel.
  5. Right-click your Wi-Fi connection and select Status. You'll see the Status option on the menu that expands.
  6. Click the Wireless Properties button and click the Security tab.
  7. Check the box next to "Show characters." It's below the "Network security key" field. This replaces the black dots in the "Network security key" field with your Wi-Fi password.
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i can't find "related settings"

Can you find this?


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i'm on network & internet section

Have you found Wi-Fi tab?

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Open this tab and scroll down, almost to the end of Wi-Fi page

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hardware properties?

Do you see "Change adapter options"?

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i have options like "manage known networks" "hardware propertie"

Do you have Windows 10 or 11?

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Please open Control panel
You can find it by searching

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ok i'm there

Go to Network and Internet, then to Network and Sharing Center.

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sure i'm there

In Network and Sharing Center, next to Connections, select your Wi-Fi network name.

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ok i'm there
i got the password!
thank you so much!

That's great to hear!
I’m glad I was able to get that sorted out for you. Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

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that is all- thank you!

Thank you for chatting with us today!
We are available 24/7, you can refer your questions anytime. Have a nice one!

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you too

Thank you very much! 😊
I am so pleased to see your issue got resolved!

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