If you’ve ever connected to a Wi-Fi network from your Windows 11 PC, your PC will have saved that network’s password. You can view these saved Wi-Fi passwords in a number of different ways, and we’ll show you how.
Here’s how to see all of your saved Wi-Fi passwords on Windows 10
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To view the password for the Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to, use an option in the Windows 11 Settings app.
First, open the Settings app on your PC. To do this, press the Windows + i keys at the same time.
In the settings, select “Network & Internet” in the left sidebar.
On the Network & Internet page, click Advanced Network Settings.
On the Advanced Network Settings page, under the Related Settings section, select Additional Network Adapter Options.
Windows 11 opens a “Network Connections” window. Right-click on your WLAN adapter and select “Status”.
A “Status” window opens. From here, click the Wireless Properties button.
At the top of the Wireless Network Properties window, click the Security tab.
You are now on the “Security” tab, where you reveal your WLAN password. To do this, activate the “Show characters” check box under the “Network security key” field.
And immediately the password for your currently connected Wi-Fi network will appear in the “Network Security Key” field.
Here’s how to find out which password your current Wi-Fi network is using. Now that you know the password, you can connect other devices to your network or share the password with your family.
Here’s how to connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network on Windows 10
Windows 11 stores passwords for any Wi-Fi networks you connect to, which means you can get the password for any Wi-Fi network you want.
Unlike the above method, there is no graphical option for this. You have to use a few commands in Windows Terminal to get the passwords of your saved networks.
First, open the Windows terminal on your PC. To do this, open the “Start” menu, search for “Windows Terminal” and click on it in the search results.
In Windows Terminal, make sure the Command Prompt tab is open. If it doesn’t, or if you’re not sure, click the down arrow icon at the top of the Windows Terminal window and choose Command Prompt.
You can change the default shell in Windows Terminal to Command Prompt if you want.
On the Command Prompt tab, type the following command and press Enter. This command displays a list of the Wi-Fi networks stored on your PC.
netsh wlan show profiles
In the network list, find the Wi-Fi network that you want to know the password for. Make a note of the full name of the network somewhere.
In the same Command Prompt tab, type the following command and press Enter. In this command, replace “HTG” (without the quotation marks) with the full name of your Wi-Fi network.
netsh wlan show profile name="HTG" key=clear | find /I "Key Content"
In the output that appears on the Command Prompt tab, the value next to “Key Contents” is the password of your specified Wi-Fi network.
You are done.
This is a great way to find saved Wi-Fi passwords on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android too.
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