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Thoughts, anyone?

What's the best way to go forward if you can't remember what password you used to protect your wi-fi connection at home?

Last night, I found an urgent message from my boss in my inbox, saying the file that I'd been working on all day Thursday and that he needed done by the end of it wasn't in the attachment to the e-mail I'd sent him saying "Ta-daaaa!", and could I try sending it him from home?

Which is when I found out I couldn't as I can't remember what password I used when I set up my wi-fi 16 months ago. I've had to go to Burger King and make use of their free wi-fi there. But what if my laptop gives up the ghost and I need to hook another one up to my own wi-fi at home?


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Apr. 30th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
I suspect the answer is to start over with the Wifi. Reset the router to factory settings and set it up again.
Apr. 30th, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
I was afraid you (or anyone else)'d say that...but it does make the best sense.
Apr. 30th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
Are you using a Mac? The wifi password may be saved in the keychain utility.
Apr. 30th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
I use Macs now that I'm at Apple, but my home setup is still PC-based. Looks like I'll just have to take it all down and set it up again so my MacBook can access the wi-fi, too.
May. 1st, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
Pretty sure your best bet is to reset the router and start from scratch. Sorry.
May. 1st, 2011 07:46 am (UTC)
I knew it was going to come down to that in the end. Oh well.
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