3 Easy Methods to View Wi-Fi Password on Windows 11

Connecting with the internet is straightforward and direct on Windows 11. Once you connect to the internet, it remains connected in the future. At times we forget our  Wi-Fi password. In any case, you can view your Wi-Fi passwords through these 3 easy methods.

Use Settings.

In case you want to know the Wi-Fi password of the network you are connected to at the moment, you can find out through settings. Here’s how,

  • Go to the Start menu of your PC.
  • Open the Settings app by clicking on the gear icon.
  • Navigate to the Network and Internet tab by using the left pane.
  • Click on Advanced network settings, you will find it by scrolling down.
  • Select More network adapter options in the related settings.
  • In the Control Panel, the Network Connections window would open.
  • On your Wi-Fi network, right-click and select Status from the subsequent menu.
  • Select Wireless Properties in the Wi-Fi Status window.
  • Turn to the Security tab and tick the checkbox which would show Show characters.

Your Wi-Fi password would be visible in the Network security key field.

Use Command Prompt

Through Command Prompt, you can also view your Wi-Fi networks. Here’s how,

  • Open your PC and go to the Start menu.
  • In the Start menu and, type in cmd, then press Enter.
  • Type this command below in the console.

netsh wlan show profiles

  • A list of all the wireless network profiles would appear which are already saved on your computer.
  • Go through the list network list, locate the name of the network, you want to know the password of, and note its credentials.
  • Then type the command given below and Enter.

“netsh wlan show profile name="WiFiName" key=clear | find /I "Key Content”

Write the name of your Network in the above WiFiName command.

The network password will appear at the side of Key Content.

Use Powershell

You can also view all your Wi-Fi passwords at once with PowerShell on Windows 11.

  • Open your PC and start the Start menu.
  • Type Powershell in windows PowerShell, and Enter.
  • Paste the command given below and Enter.
(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=$pass }} | Format-Table -AutoSize(netsh wlan show profiles) | Select-String "\:(.+)$" | %{$name=$_.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 show the names of every Wi-Fi network you’ve connected to along with their passwords.

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