This time we are going to look at a very interesting topic of all. How to find WiFi password on a router connected on a PC with Ethernet cable. Before I proceed, I have to say that the internet can be shared amongst many devices from one central point.
This can be wirelessly by connecting to a wireless hotspot, or rather, by connection using internet sharing cables called Ethernet cables. Ethernet cables link an internet supplying devices to other computers via Ethernet ports mostly found at the back of the PC’s Central Processing Unit (CPU).
They are different from the normal USB ports; wider.
A router is a central unit where internet is fed and distributed to other computers via Ethernet cables. These routers are different in models, features and functionalities. Some are only capable of sharing internet via Ethernet cables. While others can share internet both by Ethernet and by wireless means to other wireless devices by LAN.
A modem is a small device resembling a flash disk. A simcard is inserted in a simcard slot in a modem just like you slid your simcards in simcard slots in your Smartphone or feature phone. Now, your mobile provider will give you internet depending on the internet tariffs in your country, then the modem will be inserted into a USB slot on the router which intern will distribute it to other computers.
How to find WiFi password on a WiFi router on PC and Laptop
Now, we have just learned how modems and routers work and connect. Let us now see how to find WiFi password on a router connected on a PC with Ethernet cable. Routers are used in homes, business premises and even workplaces.
Routers have IP addresses assigned to them. If you want to find WiFi password on a WiFi router, you must first your router’s Ip address. You can find your IP address at the bottom of your router. If you can’t find it, don’t stress yourself. I will take you through a procedure where you will get yours. The following are procedures on how to find WiFi password on a router connected on a PC or Laptop:
First, you have to find your router’s IP address. The IP address is just a number that identity’s your modem. It’s a number that looks like this: 192.83.1…
If you haven’t found your router’s IP address at the bottom of your router, this is how you can find it. On the PC or Laptop, click on the button with windows sign. Now type ‘cmd.’ and click the enter button. Then a cmd icon will show in the results.
Click on it and then type ‘ipconfig’ then click the enter button. You will see your router’s IP address at the bottom. Write it down or highlight it and right click on it to copy then exit cmd.
Open your web browser and paste your IP address in the search bar or if you didn’t copy it but instead wrote it down, manually key it in your browser’s search bar and click the enter button. This will open your router’s dashboard.
Now on the router’s dashboard, you will see the name of your router and places to enter username and password then the login button at the bottom. Now, enter the username and password. If you don’t know those log in details, you can try the default username which is ‘admin.’ enter the same in the password field and click the ‘login’ button at the bottom. After it opens, then hurrah! Smile and breathe in and out. Then now relax for the next step.
Now, you are almost there. After you get to this stage, you are finally into your router’s settings or the one you are trying to hack. Now you will see how many clients are connected to the router, the network speed, network strength and more. Now find the “WiFi” button. Click on it and you will find WiFi name and password. Exactly what you wanted.
If it is your router, you can change WiFi name and change the password. And if you are that creepy smart thief, you will simply leave everything unedited and just grab your precious password and close that window. Now believing that you have not been foolish enough not to have jotted it down somewhere.
Finally, If you have been trying to get into that WiFi network without a password, you will go to your phone and connect to that router’s WiFi with the password you just stole.
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Those are simple steps to break into a WiFi router and get the password. But you have to remember that if this is not your router, then it is illegal to do that and further legal action might be taken against you. Lastly, not every router’s usernames and passwords are both by default, ‘admin.’ So there are chances you might get stuck at that particular point if the owner changed the default credentials.