How To Wi-Fi Password Hack by Apkzune
We’re confident there’s a solid reason you need to know that network
password, so here’s how to find it. You probably have a Wi-Fi network at
home or live near one (or more) that appears in a list every time you power
up your laptop or glance at your phone.
The issue is that if there is a lock next to the network name (also known as
the SSID, or service set identifier), it signals that security is enabled. You
won’t be able to access the network or the lovely, sweet internet unless you
have a password or passphrase.
Perhaps you lost the password to your own network, or you don’t have any
neighbors that are ready to share their Wi-Fi. You could just go to a café,
have a coffee, and connect to the “free” Wi-Fi there. Download an app like
Wi-Fi Map (available for iOS and Android) for your phone, and you’ll get
a list of millions of hotspots with free Wi-Fi to choose from (including some
passwords for closed Wi-Fi connections if they’re shared by any of the
However, there are additional options for reconnecting to the wireless
network. Some may need such severe patience that the café concept will
appear to be a viable option.
Windows Commands for Obtaining the Key
This method only works to retrieve a Wi-Fi network password (also known
as a network security key) if you have forgotten a previously used
It works because Windows builds a profile for each Wi-Fi network you
connect to. When you instruct Windows to ignore the network, it forgets the
password as well. This will not work in such instance. However, very few
people do so overtly.
It is necessary to launch a Windows Command Prompt with administrator
access. Click the Star Menu, input “cmd” (without the quotation marks), and
the menu will display a Command Prompt; right-click that entry and choose
Run as administrator. That will open the black box containing the prompt—
the it’s line with a right-facing arrow at the end, possibly something like
C:\WINDOWS\system32>. Where you type will be shown by a flashing
cursor. Begin with this:
The results will display a section called User Profiles, which contains all of
the Wi-Fi networks (also known as WLANs, or wireless local area networks)
that you’ve accessed and stored. Choose the one for which you want the
password, highlight it, and copy it. At the prompt below, write the following,
but replace the Xs with the network name you copied; the quote marks are
only required if the network name contains spaces, such as “Cup o Jo Cafe.”
netsh wlan show profile name=”XXXXXXXX” key=clear
Reset the Router
This will not function if you connect to someone else’s Wi-Fi in the flat next
door. This requires physical access to the router. However, before doing a
full router reset only to connect to your personal Wi-Fi, consider logging into
the router first. If you’ve forgotten your Wi-Fi password or key, you can
quickly reset it from there.
That is not feasible if you do not know the router’s password. (Unless you
went out of your way to set the same password to both, the Wi-Fi password
and router password are not the same.) Resetting the router is only possible
if you have connection to the internet through Wi-Fi (which we’ve already
proved you don’t) or physically via an Ethernet cable.
Check the stickers on your router before performing a reset if it was provided
by your internet service provider (ISP). The ISP may have put the SSID and
network security key directly on the hardware.
The nuclear option is as follows: Almost every router on the market includes
a recessed reset button. Push it with a pen or an unfurled paperclip and hold
it for around 10 seconds to reset the router to factory settings.
Again, do this from a PC connected to the network through Ethernet;
restarting the router would most likely disable any Wi-Fi connection for the
time being. The actual access is usually done using a web browser, however
many routers and whole-home mesh systems may now be operated by an
Some routers may additionally include a sticker indicating the default Wi-Fi
network name (SSID) and network security key (password), allowing you to
reconnect to the network after a reset.
Typically, the URL you enter into a browser to view a router’s settings is
192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1, or some variant. Try them at random; it usually
works. Open a command prompt and run ipconfig to see which PC is
connected to the router via Ethernet. Look for an IPv4 address that begins
with 192.168 in the midst of the nonsense. The other two spaces, known as
octets, will be various values between 0 and 255. Take note of the third octet
(probably a 1 or 0). The fourth is unique to the PC you’re using to connect to
In the browser, enter 192.168.x.1, replacing the X with the number from the
ipconfig search. The 1 in the last octet should point to the router, which is
the first device on the network. (For further information, see How to Access
Your Wi-Fi Router’s Settings.)
The router should then prompt you for your username and password at this
point (which, again, is probably not the same as the Wi-Fi SSID and network
security key). If you haven’t already, look over your handbook. Alternatively,
go to RouterPasswords.com, which exists to inform users about the default
username/password on every router ever made.
You’ll immediately notice a tendency among router manufacturers of using
the login “admin” and the password “password,” so feel free to test those
first. Because most individuals are lazy and never update their allocated
passwords, you might try those choices before pressing the reset button.
Turn on the wireless network(s) and assign strong-but-easy-to-remember
passwords while you’re in the Wi-Fi settings. After all, you don’t want to share
with your neighbors until you have your consent.
Make it simple to enter your Wi-Fi password on a mobile device as well.
Nothing is more annoying than attempting to connect a smartphone to Wi-Fi
with some convoluted, impossible-to-key-in-via-thumbs bullshit, even if it
is the most secure password, you’ve ever generated.
Crack the Code
You probably didn’t come here because the headline stated “reset the
router.” You want to know how to breach a Wi-Fi network’s password.
Searching for “wi-fi password hack” or other variations yields a plethora of
results, the majority of which are for software on sites where adware, bots,
and frauds abound. The same can be said for the numerous YouTube videos
telling you how to crack a password by visiting a certain website on your
You do so at your own risk if you download such apps or visit those websites.
Many are, at best, phishing frauds. If you go that way, we recommend
choosing a PC on which you can afford to make a few mistakes. When I
attempted it, my antivirus luckily eliminated many tools before I could even
start to execute the EXE installation file.