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How to view the Wi Fi password in Windows


Many users do not remember the key to their Wi-Fi network. Once we connect a laptop or phone, after a while we forget the password to our network. They often remember their Wi-Fi password when they often have to connect different devices to their home wireless network. What to do if you forgot your WiFi password? Of course, you can go to the router settings and see or change the password there, but you can do it faster and easier. 

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Method #1

To see the key, right-click on the wireless network icon in the lower right corner. In the menu that opens, select "Network and Sharing Management Center".

Then, with the left mouse button, go to "Wireless network".

In the "Status-Wireless Network" window that opens, we mark the item as in the figure below in red.

After that, in the "Security" tab, we tick "Display input characters".

After such not tricky actions, the desired password will appear in the "Security key..." section.

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Method #2

Open the Execute dialog box by pressing the WIN + R keyboard shortcut, enter the ncpa.cpl command and press Enter↵.

How to find out your Wi-Fi network password in Windows 10

In the Network Connections window that opens, select our Wi-Fi connection and double-click on it.

How to find out your Wi-Fi network password in Windows 10

In the Status - Wi-Fi dialog box that opens, click the Wireless Network Properties button.

How to find out your Wi-Fi network password in Windows 10

In the next Wireless Network Properties window, go to the Security tab.

How to find out your Wi-Fi network password in Windows 10

On the Security tab, we check the box next to the item Display input characters and see the password for your Wi-Fi network in the input field of the item Network security key.

How to find out your Wi-Fi network password in Windows 10

Well, that's basically all, the goal has been achieved, now you know where to view the password from your Wi-Fi network.

When performing the actions described in the article, your account must have administrative rights, otherwise, when you try to check the box in the Display input characters item, you will be prompted to enter the password of the administrator of this computer.

Method #3

How to find out the password of your Wi-Fi network in the command line

The list of the main command line commands is here. 

You can view the saved password for accessing the Wi-Fi network in the command line using the netsh command, type CMD and enter:

netsh wlan show profiles name=TestNetwork key=clear

The password (key) of the Wi-Fi network can be seen in the Security Settings section > The contents of the key. In this case, the password for connecting to the Wi-Fi access point is: 12345678

How to find out your Wi-Fi network password in Windows 10

This instruction also applies to the Windows 8.1 operating system

And what methods did you have to resort to? Describe them in the comments below the article. I think that not only the author, but also all guest users will be interested to get acquainted with them…

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