Because our computers log in to your WiFi network, most of us tend to forget our WiFi passwords. So, what happens if you need your WiFi password for some reason, and you didn’t write it down? You’re in luck because there are ways to retrieve it if your computer is already connected to your network. Here’s how to find your WiFi password on a Windows 10/ Windows 11 PC.
How to Find Your WiFi Password on a Windows PC
To find your WiFi password on a Windows 10/ Windows 11 PC, open the Windows search bar and type WiFi Settings. Then go to Network and Sharing Center and select your WiFi network name > Wireless Properties > Security > Show characters.
- Click the magnifying glass icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen. If you don’t see this button, you can also click the button with the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of your screen or the Windows button on your keyboard.
- Then type WiFi Settings into the search bar and click Open. You can also hit enter on your keyboard.
- Scroll down and click Network and Sharing Center. You will see this under Related Settings on the right side of the window.
- Select your WiFi network name. You can find this next to Connections on the right side of the window.
- Then select Wireless Properties.
- Nest, select the Security tab. This is found next to the Connection tab at the top of the window.
- Finally, click the Show characters box to find your WiFi password. The Network security key box will then change the dots to display your Windows WiFi network password.
How to Find the Wi-Fi Password Using CMD in Windows?
It happens sometimes that we forget our Wi-Fi password and it is painful to reset our Wi-Fi password as all our home devices and system are connected with the same network and we have to save the new password again to all our devices.
But we can save ourself from resetting Wi-Fi password if we ever connected our Windows 10/ Windows 11 PC to that Wi-Fi network. Windows keeps a record of all our networks and their password so we don’t have to type the password again to connect to the same network.
We can recover our forgotten Wi-Fi password by running a couple of quick ‘netsh’ commands using Windows Command Prompt.
Finding Wi-Fi Password
Step1: Press start and type CMD, right-click on the Command Prompt option shown as a search result and click on Run as administrator.
Step 2: Type netsh wlan show profile in the command prompt and press Enter to show a list of network names that we connect to. Note down the full name of the Wi-Fi network you want to find the password for. Here, the wifi name is Redmi.
Step 3: Type netsh wlan show profile name= “Wi-Fi name” key=clear, substituting ‘Wi-Fi name’ for the network name we just made a note of (for example, netsh wlan show profile Redmi key=clear) then Press Enter.
Step 4: Scroll through the results until we find an entry named Key Content -our Wi-Fi password will be listed next to it.
As now we got our Wi-Fi password, you can connect our device to the network to complete our work.