How to Find your WiFi Password Windows 11/10 WiFi Free and Easy - Windows Basics


Thursday, September 16, 2021

How to Find your WiFi Password Windows 11/10 WiFi Free and Easy

If you forget your Wi-Fi password, Windows 11/10 gives you many options to find the WiFi password of any saved network or router.

Wi-Fi has become a basic need of modern life. Be it a local restaurant, a coffee shop, an office, a home, a university, a dormitory. Wi-Fi is used everywhere. Lots of Wi-Fi networks, lots of different passwords. With so many networks, it's easy to get confused about the passwords for all the different Wi-Fi networks you're connected to.

If you recently changed your Wi-Fi password, or you set it quite a while ago, you now need to share it with someone or use it on another device but If you don't remember your Wi-Fi password, don't worry. Your Windows 11 system or any other system keeps a record of all the networks (SSIDs) you have previously connected to, including their passwords (security keys). There are several ways you can view saved WiFi passwords on your Windows 11 computer.

If you didn't change the default password provided by your Wi-Fi device or just reset your router, you can simply refer to the password on the back of your modem next to the SSID. That being said, if you have changed the default password and don't remember it, then we will show you how to find the forgotten WiFi password.

Method 1. Find Wi-Fi Password on Windows 11/10 via Control Panel

While the Settings app doesn't provide a way to view this information, you can use the Control Panel to find the current connection's Wi-Fi password.

1.Open Control Panel.

2.Select Network and Sharing Center.

3. Now, double click on your connected Wi-Fi network.

4. Select Wireless Properties.

5. Navigate to the Security tab, check the box next to Show characters. Finally, see the wireless network password next to Network Security Key.


Method 2. View Wi-Fi Passwords Using Command Prompt

You can only access the Wi-Fi password for the network you are currently connected to using the Control Panel. You'll need to use Command Prompt to view your current password or any saved Wi-Fi networks on Windows 10. These instructions will also work in PowerShell.

1. Run Command Prompt as administrator.

2. Enter the following command to define the Wi-Fi password for a specific network. Replace the Wi-Fi NAME with your network name. In our case, the Wi-Fi network name is TP-Link_803A. Press the Enter button.

netsh wlan show profile "Wi-Fi NAME" key=clear

3. Here you can find the Wi-Fi password in Security Settings next to Main Content.

If you want to get the password without any additional information about the network, run this command instead:

netsh wlan show profile name="WiFi Name" key=clear | find /I "Key Content"

Make sure to replace the WiFi Name in the given command with the WiFi SSID (Wi-Fi network name) that you want to see saved passwords or keys for:

netsh wlan show profile name="vivo 1802" key=clear | find /I "Key Content"

In our case we used the WiFi name as “vivo 1802” and the Main Content (password) we got for it was “daenerys” as shown in the screenshot below.

Method 3. View Wi-Fi Passwords Using PowerShell

1. Right-click on the Start menu button and select Windows Terminal (Admin)

2. When PowerShell opens, type or simply copy and paste the following command into the window, then press the Enter key:

(netsh wlan show profiles) | Select-String "\:(.+)$" | %{$name=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{(netsh wlan show profile name="$name" key=clear)}  | Select-String "Key Content\W+\:(.+)$" | %{$pass=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{[PSCustomObject]@{ PROFILE_NAME=$name;PASSWORD=$pass }} | Format-Table -AutoSize

PowerShell will now display all the saved networks your computer is connected to and their passwords in a nice little table, as shown below.

View Wifi password by Third Party Software

You can also use third-party software to reveal all saved Wi-Fi passwords in your Windows 11 PC. These are two free software that you can use to get back all saved Wifi passwords in Windows 11:


Magical Jelly Bean Wi-Fi Password Revealer

That is all.

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