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How to find your wireless network password

Overview

An Xbox console can connect to Xbox Live using your wireless network. You do, however, need to know your wireless network password.

Wireless network password

This page contains the following solutions:

Find your password on your hardware

If your Internet service provider gave you a wireless router or gateway, your network password might be printed on the router or gateway. Look for the following terms:

  • Security Key
  • Wireless Key
  • WPA Key
  • WPA 2 Key
  • WEP Key

Find your password using Windows 7

If your computer is connected to your wireless network and is running Windows 7, you can find the password by doing the following:

  1. Click the wireless strength indicator on the Windows 7 taskbar (bottom right corner).
  1. Right-click your wireless network name, and then select Properties.
  1. Select Show characters to display the wireless network password.

Find your password using Windows 8

If your computer is connected to your wireless network and is running Windows 8, you can find the password by doing the following:

  1. Click the wireless strength indicator on the Windows 8 taskbar (bottom right corner).
  1. Right-click on your wireless network name, and then select View Connection Properties.
  1. Select Show characters to display the wireless network password.

Find your password using a Mac

  1. Click Go on the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  2. Select the Applications menu, and then select Utilities.
  3. Select Keychain Access.
  4. After the Keychain list has populated, sort the list by “Name” and locate the name of the wireless router that you are trying to connect your Xbox console to. Alternatively, you may also use the search box to narrow the results.
  5. Double-click the wireless network that you are trying to find the wireless password for, then check Show password to reveal the wireless password.

Note For this option to be successful, the Mac must have been previously (or is currently) connected to the wireless network. You must also know the administrator password for the Mac’s Administrator account.

Find your password on the router configuration webpage

  1. Open a web browser on your computer.
  2. Type the default IP address for your router or gateway in the address bar (see table below), and then press Enter.

    The following are the default IP addresses for some of the router and gateway manufacturers.

    Manufacturer

    Default IP address

    Belkin

    192.168.2.1

    Cisco/Linksys

    192.168.1.1

    D-link

    192.168.0.1

    NETGEAR

    192.168.0.1
    192.168.1.1

  1. If your manufacturer is not listed here, refer to your router or gateway documentation or visit the manufacturer's website for help. For more router-specific instructions, you can also visit the Networking Hardware Information forums.

    Please note that the forums are in English, so do take advantage of Bing Translator if you need another language.

  2. Type the user name and password for your router or gateway, and then click OK.

    Note If you can't log in, refer to your router or gateway documentation to find the default user name and password.

  3. If you successfully logged in, you'll see your router or gateway's configuration page.
  4. Find the wireless settings area and look for the WEP, WPA or WPA2 password, and then write it down.

    Note If you have problems configuring your router or gateway, contact the hardware manufacturer or visit its website.

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