How can I find my password to allow guests with laptops to hook up to internet at my house? I thought it was my phone number but I guess not.
If you are using the Shaw modem for WiFi, and haven't changed the password, it is the serial number of your WiFi modem.
On a sticker on the modem that says Passphrase
If you are using another router, have to do some more digging, or reset it.
Also, if you have changed the password on Shaw's WiFi modem, you'll need to reset it, if you don't remember what it is
I have a shaw modem and a 3rd party router and thought we used my phone number as the password but apparently not. How do I reset it?
Good morning lynchie,
You can reset your router to defaults by holding the reset button down for 20 seconds. This will default most non-Shaw routers to having no password at all, giving you direct access. We would recommend that you give your network a password for security reasons, though. How to do this is going to be specific to each brand/model of router. You may be best to contact the routers manufacturer, but if you want to give us the brand and model number we can see what we can find.
If you didn't change or reset it, here's a website that will help you obtain the default username and password:
Default Router Passwords - The internets most comprehensive router password database
Good evening lynchie
What you'd want to look for here is your WiFi security key, or WiFi password. If you're using one of our WiFi modems, then the default password is printed on a sticker on the modem. Unless you've changed it to something else, that will work. If you're using a third party router paired with one of our standalone modems, it's likely that the password was set to something of your own preference during the initial setup of the router.
Hopefully that helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions.
If your running windows, and have a computer already connected to wireless
Go to control panel
(if set to view by icon) Go to network and sharing centre
(if set to view by category) Go to network and internet then Network and sharing centre
In here at the top left should be a list, Look for Manage wireless Networks and lef click it
In manage wireless networks, Look for your network and right Click on it.
Select properties from list
Go to the Security tab
Select the box for Show Characters
That should now show you the password this Computer is using to connect to the wireless network
Thanks Dustin, your answer was the one that helped. Now I know my password. I guess it is the default on that came with the router. Now I can change it to something I will remember. Thanks to all for your help.
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