Are you using one of those very long and complex WiFi passwords you usually find on the back of your modem/router? Can’t remember it, so are you trying to figure out how to see the WiFi password from your PC? You have come across the article that is right for you.
If you don’t remember the WiFi password and you have never written it down anywhere, you can quickly see it through a very simple procedure. In fact, Windows allows you to see the password of the WiFi network to which you are connected, through the System Settings. Also, if you want to know all the WiFi passwords you used on your PC, just run a very simple command on the Command Prompt.
Don’t worry, as I have already told you these are simple procedures and within everyone’s reach. If you want to understand how to see the WiFi passwords from your PC, here is how to go about it.
View the WiFi password on Windows
- Click on the WiFi icon in the notification area (next to the system clock);
- From the menu that opens, click on “Open Network and Internet Settings” ;
- Click on the name of the Wireless network that you find under the heading “Internet”;
- Click on the “Wireless Properties” button;
- Select the “Security” tab;
At this point, you can view the WiFi password under “Network security key”. If the password is covered, put the checkmark next to “Show characters”.
See all WiFi passwords with Command Prompt
As mentioned above, the above procedure only displays the password of the wireless network you are connected to. To see all the WiFi passwords, you will need to use the Command Prompt, here’s how:
- Open the Command Prompt, to do so, type “cmd” in the Windows search field. Click on the first result or press ENTER. Alternatively, click on the Start button, open the “Windows System” folder and then click on the “Command Prompt” item ;
- In the Prompt window type “netsh wlan show profiles” and press ENTER. This command will show you the list of all profiles. You will find the names of the WiFi networks on the right);
- Now type “netsh wlan show profile name =” [WiFi network name] Key = clear ” and press ENTER (replace [WiFi network name] with the name of the WiFi network you want).
At this point, you will see a long list of information. Among the latter, next to the wording “Key content” you will be able to see the password of the WiFi network you have selected.