Finding Your Wi-Fi Password

 

Question: During Setup my Ring App asked for my Wi-Fi password. If I don't know it off the top of my head is there any way to find it?

Answer: Yes. 

If you’ve never changed the default password on your Wi-Fi router, look on the bottom of your router. In many cases, there is a sticker that contains the password.

Make sure to enter it exactly as it appears on this sticker during the in-app setup process, since Wi-Fi passwords are case-sensitive.

If your Wi-Fi password isn't on the bottom of your router, here are some other ways to find it.

How to find your password on a Mac

 

If you have a Mac computer, here is how to find your Wi-Fi password.

  • Click the search icon in the top right corner of your screen, and look for an application called Keychain Access.
  • Open Keychain Access
  • Click on Passwords
  • Enter the name of your Wi-Fi network in the search bar.
  • Double click the name of your Wi-Fi network
  • Click the "Show Password" checkbox.

You may be prompted to enter the password for your computer if you have one. After entering this, you’ll see the password for your Wi-Fi network.

Use this password for setting up your Ring Video Doorbell, making sure to input it exactly as it appears onscreen.

How to find your password on a Windows PC

 

The steps for finding your Wi-Fi password on a Windows PC are different on different versions of Windows. Scroll down to find the steps for the version of Windows that you're running.

Finding your password on Windows 10
  • Go to Start and select Settings > Network & Internet.
  • Choose the network you want to connect to and select Connect.
  • Select the search box in the taskbar, enter view network connections, and in the search results, select View network connections.
  • In Network Connections, press and hold (or right-click) the network name and select Status > Wireless Properties.
  • Select the Security tab and select Show characters.
  • The password for the wireless network is displayed in the Network security key field.

Finding your password on Windows 8.1

  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and select Settings. (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and select Settings.)
  • Select the network icon for the network you want to connect to and select Connect.
  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and select Search.
  • In the search box, enter "view network connections," and in the search results, select View Network Connections.
  • In the Network Connections window, press and hold (or right-click) the network name and select Status.
  • Select the Wireless Properties button.
  • Select the Security tab and select the Show characters check box.
  • The password for the wireless network is displayed in the Network security key field.

Finding your password on Windows 8

  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and select Settings. (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and select Settings.)
  • Select wireless network.
  • Press and hold (or right click) on a wireless network name and choose View Connection Properties.
  • Select Show characters to see the wireless network password.

Finding your password on Windows 7

  • Click the wireless network icon in the lower-right corner of the taskbar.
  • Right-click your wireless network name and select Properties.
  • Select Show characters to see the wireless network password.
How to find your password on your router's Web page

 

If you have a computer that can connect to the Internet, you can find the password by doing the following:

  • Select the search box in the taskbar, enter "cmd," and in the search results, select Command Prompt.
  • At the command prompt, enter ipconfig, and press Enter.
  • Under Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi, find the Default Gateway.
  • Open a web browser
  • Enter the IP address next to Default Gateway into the search bar (for example, 192.168.1.1). 
  • Enter the user name and password to open your router’s configuration webpage. Most router documentation includes the default user name and password.
  • On the configuration webpage, look for a wireless or wireless settings option.
  • Look for a security or wireless encryption setting. The security key (sometimes called a network key, pass phrase, or network password) should be listed nearby.

Different router manufacturers have different settings pages. If you can't find the wireless security key, contact the router manufacturer.

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