How to Retrieve a Netgear Password

By Stephen Lilley

Your Netgear wireless router does not come with a password pre-configured on it. You must manually configure a password (if you choose to) at the time you set up your network. If you happen to forget this password or need it to give to other computer users so that they can connect to the Netgear network, you can retrieve it at any time by going through the Network and Sharing Center.

Step 1

Click "Start."

Step 2

Click "Control Panel."

Step 3

Click "Network and Sharing Center."

Step 4

Click "Manage Wireless Networks."

Step 5

Click on the icon for your Netgear wireless network. Click the "Properties" toolbar button. Click the "Security" tab. The password for your Netgear wireless network will be in the window on screen.