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How to figure out internet password???

Started 1322655778.847 in Electronics Talk | Last reply 1322666853.947 by gardenman


Somehow I have forgotten my internet password. When I go on my computers it does not spell it out (although I thought there was one computer that did that, but it must have been an old one). I could have sworn it was my maiden name in caps, but it will not take that password.

If I need to reset it, how do I do that??? It is not a huge deal, but we had visitors over Thanksgiving who couldn't use their computer because I couldn't remember the password. Also, my husband just got a iPhone and he has to use the 3G all the time, because I cannot remember the password.


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Brinklii1322656547.9710297 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI

Wish I could help, but I just figured out how to cut and paste yesterday! {#emotions_dlg.blink}

A tongue has no bones, yet it is strong enough to break a heart. Be careful with your words.

Krimpette1322658348.14311331 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007MidAtlantic

I'm not a "techie" by any means. But it seems to me that most sites that ask for your password have a "forgot your password?" option below the block where you would type in your password. If you click on that, they will usually e-mail you (quickly) a temporary password.

gardenman1322659140.1318002 PostsRegistered 6/30/2005Southern New Jersey

I'd like to help, but first I need to know what's asking for the password. Is it your Internet Service Provider, or some software on your computer and if so, which? If it's your ISP that's asking for the password then a call to them should get you your password. If it's some software on your computer then there's typically a way to avoid it (sometimes as simple as deleting that software.) Before anyone can give you real help though we'll need more details.

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lynn_571322659957.63410 PostsRegistered 6/12/2007Indianapolis

It is for the ISP. It is so wireless devices can "log on" to our home internet service. It would be the password that we set originally when we set up our wireless service.

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glb6131322660729.60311670 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

The OP is talking about the wireless security key number.

nutmeg31322663737.9635595 PostsRegistered 6/18/2007NJ

This is a info about lost finding a password on a Netgear wireless router. http://support.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12744/~/how-to-view-or-change-your-wireless-network-password

This is a link for resetting a Linksys wireless router. http://www.tech-faq.com/linksys-router-password.html There is information about other models of wireless routers on the side of this article.

Please save the (SSID) name of your network, and network security key in a safe place.

gardenman1322666853.94718002 PostsRegistered 6/30/2005Southern New Jersey

If you haven't changed your network security key from what it was originally then you may find it printed on the bottom of the router. There may be either WEP or WPA printed there with the original key listed behind it.

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