How to find your wireless network password

An Xbox console can connect to Xbox Live using your wireless network. You do, however, need to know your wireless network password, also known as wireless network security key.

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 10

If your computer is connected to your wireless network and is running Windows 10, you can find the password by doing the following:

  1. Right-click the wireless strength indicator on the Windows 10 taskbar.
  2. Select Open Network and Internet settings.
  3. Select Wi-Fi in the left column.
  4. Scroll down and select Network and Sharing Center.
  5. Select your Wi-Fi network in the right column next to Connections.
  6. Select Wireless Properties, and then the Security tab.
  7. Under Network security key, select Show characters to display the password.

Find your password using Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

If your computer is connected to your wireless network and is running Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, you can find the password by doing the following:

  1. Click the wireless strength indicator on the taskbar (bottom right corner).
  1. Right-click your wireless network name, and then select View Connection Properties (Windows 8.1) or Properties (Windows 7).
  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. Locate the name of your network and select it, 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 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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