In this article Netgear tech support professionals has given the instructions for Mac OS, Mac OS X 10.6 and above, Windows Vista/Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 etc.
On Mac OS:
- Open up System Preferences > Network > Airport > Configure
- Pick the network you need and click on the little “EDIT” button and a new window pops up with specific information about the Network.
- Click on the “Show Password” checkbox.
On Mac OS X 10.6 and above:
- Type Keychain Access into Spotlight search () at the top-right menu bar.
- In the side menu bar, click Passwords, then search for the network you would like the password for and double click on it
- Click Show Password and confirm your administrator username and password.
- You may be prompted to enter your administrator name and password again
- The Wi-Fi password will appear in the text box next Show Password
On Windows Vista/Windows 7:
- Go to Network and Sharing Center > Manage Wireless Network
- Right-click on the Network/SSID
- Click on Properties > Security
- Click on Show character box
On Windows XP:
- Click the “Start” button on the lower left-hand corner of the computer screen. This will open the Start menu.
- Click on the “Run” option. The Run command window will appear.
- Type “regedit” into the Run command window.
- Click the “OK” button. This will launch Windows XP’s Registry Editor.
- Expand the “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” registry listing.
- Scroll down and click on the “Software” entry. The “Software” entry will expand.
- Scroll down and locate the “Microsoft” label.
- Scroll through the Microsoft label to locate the “WZCSVC” label.
- Expand the “WZCSVC” label.
- Find and expand the “Parameters” label.
- Click on the “Interfaces” label.
- Find the WEP/WPA key within the “Interfaces” registry.
- Write down the WEP/WPA key and keep it recorded in a secure place for future use.
On Windows 8:
- From the Start screen, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the pointer down, and then click on Settings.
- Click the wireless network icon.
- Right click on a wireless network name, and then choose View connection properties.
- Select Show Characters to see the wireless network password.
On Windows 8.1:
- From the Start screen, pint to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click on Settings.
- Click the network icon for the network you want to connect to, and then click on Connect.
- Swipe on from the right edge of the screen, and click Search.
- In the search box, enter view network connections, and in the search results click View network connections.
- In the Network Connections window, press and old or right-click the network name, and then click Status.
- Click on the Wireless Properties button.
- Click the Security tab, and click the Show characters check box.
- The password for the wireless network is displayed in the Network security key field.
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