How Do I Find Wireless Network Security Key Windows 10 8 7 Android MAC

How Do I Find Wireless Network Security Key Windows 10 8 7 Android MAC

Find Wireless Network Security Key? View WiFi Password

The Network security key or wifi key is a password use to authenticate with your home-network.  How Do I Find My Network Security Key? There are many different ways, using these you can find your Network Security Key. We will review all these methods in details. A wireless Internet network key is like a password that a users input to use that particular Internet connection. So if someone does not want to share network key with you. However, there are  few ways to find the wireless keys to use Wifi hotspots or wireless Internet.

So you will learn about the finding of Network Security Key or wifi key on following platforms, operating systems and devices:

  1. Find your Network Security Key Directly from Your Device
  2. How Do I Find My Network Security Key on windows 10
  3. Check Wifi security key on windows 8
  4. Find Network Security Key on windows 7
  5. View wifi password key on Android
  6. Network Security Key on MAC
  7. Find Network Security Key of different Wifi Routers
  8. Get wifi password of public Hotspot


Find your Network Security Key Directly from Your Device:

If you are owner of broadband wifi router, then you can directly find your wifi password or network security key from router device. Normally these security information are pasted on the back of your network router.

In above figures you can see that vendor has printed the default keys on your route. Wireless key is password of your wifi router.

Wifi password of router

If your your default password is changed and secure with other wifi password, you can get the updated password from control panel of your wifi router. You need to login to the router via WIFI-connection or Ethernet connection. Login information can be collected from back side of router as shown in above figure. LAN IP address is IP address to access the Router. And Admin password is the username and password for your wireless router control panel.

Once you login to control panel, you can view your currently wireless key from advance setting-> Security Setting.

How to view wifi password Key on windows 10

You can view you network wifi key on windows 10 by following steps:

  1. Go to start menu and click on the setting icon.setting button on windows 10
  2. Open the “Network and Internet” Setting.Network and internet icon
  3. Now click on wifi from Right menus. Then open the “network and sharing center” and click on the WiFi connection you are currently connected.Network and sharing windows 10
  4. On wifi-Status menu click on the “wireless properties” button. This will open a new menu. Select the security tab and then click on “See Characters” check box. This will make the wifi password of your wireless network visible.

view wifi password on windows 10

View Saved WiFi Security Key on Windows 8

On windows 8 you can similar method of windows 10 to view the wireless security key. Right click on the network connection icon from taskbar and open the “network and sharing center“. 

Windows 8 network and sharing

Click on wireless network connection. Open the wireless properties, then from security tab you can view the wireless network key or WiFi password.

You can open the same windows/menu from network connections. Right click on the wireless network connection, then click on status.

Network connection on windows 8

How to find Wireless Network Key on Windows 7

Right click on the internet connection icon located to the right of the bottom corner of the Desktop. Then open the “Open Network and Sharing Center” option. Select your connection and double-click on the link displayed. Under “Wi-Fi Status,” enable the “Wireless Connection Properties” option.

see Wireless Network Key on Windows 7

Open the “Security” tab, check the “Show characters” box and you’re done.  You can see WiFi network  under the “Network Security Key“.

How Do I Find My Network Security Key On MAC PC (Apple)

It is also very easy to find the wireless key on MAC PC. 

Open the Keychain Access app. Go to search from right top corner and click on search Icon.

MAC wireless key

Click All Items and locate your WiFi Network from the list.

NOTE: If the network is not listed under All Items, click Passwords and locate your Network from the list.

For Mac OS X v10.6.x or greater users
Click login and locate your Network from the list.

NOTE: If the network is not listed under login, click System and locate your Network from the list.

Now Double-click the Network Name (SSID) under Name.

wifi saved password on MAC PC

Click on show password to see your wireless network password.

View Saved wifi password key on Android

If you are already connected to your wireless network on Android phone. Go to your android network settings, wifi, uncheck the password settings to reveal the password. You see the wireless password of your WiFi by access the router home page. (Same like the on PC as discussed in the step one)

There are many ways to find your wireless password on Android phone.  You need is a file explorer that give you access to root-level documents. You can find such type of applications on Playstore. Super Manager, Root Explorer  are example of such apps for Android


Get wifi password of Public Hotspot

You can contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) if the network key of Internet have lost or you forget it. The ISP ask you a series of questions to prove your password. You can reset your network device in order to restore your wifi password.

In Punlic places you can ask at the front desk of a hotel, restaurant, cafe or business company that provides free internet access. If they are offering free internet access, they will be required to provide you with the network key so you can get online.

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Waqas Azam
Me Waqas Azam and I am a professional blogger & freelance writer. I also working in the IT industry for over 7 years. I am graduated in Computer Science and information technology.