bazza60

How can I get to see my wi-fi password on my galaxy S2, I have lost the card with the details on, I need to enable another phone to my wi-fi?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Jan. 27, 2013 at 13:24

bazza,
that is the worst phrased question EVER! Sorry.
Are you talking about your actual broadband modem/router's WEP/WPA password key or the key that your SGS2 generates when its hotspot is started? IF your broadband router, then what on earth has the SGS2 to do with it?

Clarity my man. We needz it.

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mrew42  Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:43

You'll need to root the phone to get to the data either by a file manager/explorer or by any of a number of apps. They all do need root access though

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 27, 2013 at 12:49

I don't understand the question, tbh!?!!! When you start the hotspot/tethering app, the Galaxy shows the password you need to enter on the other device. What passcode are you on about? I had an SGS2, SGS3, Note etc... Mine came with no "card" or hidden password. It's just like a MiFi. It shows the passcode the other device needs.
Try Settings, Apps, Manage Apps. Find the hotspot app; stop and clear all data. Next time you start the hotspot you should see everything you need to connect the other device.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 27, 2013 at 13:24

bazza,
that is the worst phrased question EVER! Sorry.
Are you talking about your actual broadband modem/router's WEP/WPA password key or the key that your SGS2 generates when its hotspot is started? IF your broadband router, then what on earth has the SGS2 to do with it?

Clarity my man. We needz it.

bazza60  Jan. 27, 2013 at 13:49

bazza,
that is the worst phrased question EVER! Sorry.
Are you talking about your actual broadband modem/router's WEP/WPA password key or the key that your SGS2 generates when its hotspot is started? IF your broadband router, then what on earth has the SGS2 to do with it?

Clarity my man. We needz it.


Please have patience, I'm not one of you younger whiz kids, here's the story, my S2 is configured to connect automatically to a number of wi-fi addresses(family, my local club) e.g.
BTHomehub, SKYE0297, Brightbox, etc, initially I had to enter the password of that wi-fi I wanted connection to, so I imagine these passwords must be stored somewhere on the phone, how can I get to know what the pass was/is. thnx

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 27, 2013 at 14:12

bazza,
that is the worst phrased question EVER! Sorry.
Are you talking about your actual broadband modem/router's WEP/WPA password key or the key that your SGS2 generates when its hotspot is started? IF your broadband router, then what on earth has the SGS2 to do with it?

Clarity my man. We needz it.


Please have patience, I'm not one of you younger whiz kids, here's the story, my S2 is configured to connect automatically to a number of wi-fi addresses(family, my local club) e.g.
BTHomehub, SKYE0297, Brightbox, etc, initially I had to enter the password of that wi-fi I wanted connection to, so I imagine these passwords must be stored somewhere on the phone, how can I get to know what the pass was/is. thnx


No, without some serious rooting and searching you won't find those passwords on the phone. Sorry, that is why I assumed you meant the phone's router function (which is called "hotspot".). Actual broadband routers/modems usually have the key on a sticker on the underside. Or, if you have access to the main PC that is connected to said router, you may be able to find the key.

I didn't mean to get all sarcastic. People here are willing to help. But sometimes questions are phrased poorly. Yours was by no means the worst, though - I was exaggerating ;)

Here's a sample for the BTHomeHub http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080224040311AATpDbj Without access to the router/hub or the PC it's not possible.

AhmadCentral  Jan. 27, 2013 at 14:48

Looks like my guess was right haha.

Yeh like i said in the previous thread there is usually a sticker under the router with the password on.

bazza60  Jan. 27, 2013 at 15:38

All understood now, thank you folks

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 27, 2013 at 16:35

Good Luck

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