Wireless passwords are necessary to gain access to Wi-Fi networks that have been password protected to keep out unauthorised users. If your wireless network has a password assigned to it -- as should be the case if you want privacy on your wireless network and don't want outsiders stealing your bandwidth -- you have to do a bit of digging to find out what the password is. Only administrator-level users can access the network security key.
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From the Windows desktop, click "Start" and then "Control Panel."
Choose to view by category in the upper right if it's not already selected.
Click the "Network and Internet" link.
Click the "Network and Sharing Center" link.
Click "Manage Wireless Networks" in the sidebar at the left side of the window.
Right-click the network you want to find the password for and then choose "Properties" from the menu that appears.
Click the "Security" tab.
Place a check mark in the "Show Characters" check box. By default, the Network Security Key field will show dots instead of characters; putting a check in this check box reveals the characters for your network security key.