Adobe Post 20210807 2111430.8124141805002184 How to Find and View Your WiFi Password on Windows 11 (5 Methods)

How to Find and View Your WiFi Password on Windows 11 (5 Methods)

Have you forgotten your WiFi password and want to find it? I often forget it too, but thankfully Windows 11 makes it easy to see your network password when you need it. If you don’t remember your WiFi password, and you want to give it to others, or you want to use it on other devices, there are several ways you can see it directly from your Windows computer.

In this guide, I will show you five different and quick ways to find or view your WiFi password on Windows 11. Each of the below methods is helpful depending on your preference and how much access you have to the PC settings.

Related: How to Connect a Windows 11 Computer to WiFi

Method 1. See the WiFi Password on Windows 11 via Settings

Windows 11 has a central location for most settings. You can do all this from the Settings app, from changing the system language to using clipboard and updating Windows. The same goes with finding your WiFi-related information using Settings.

Step 1. To find your WiFi password, open the Settings app by using Windows + I shortcut keys.

Keyboard shortcut to open Settings app
Windows + I

Step 2. After the Settings app opens, click on the Network & Internet tab, and enable the WiFi option, and click on the active WiFi connection.

Turn on WiFi from Settings
Enable WiFi

Note: This only works if you’re already connected to WiFi. You will not be able to get a password for a WiFi network that you have not yet connected to.

Step 3. Click on Wireless Properties to open Wifi network properties.

Step 4. Go to the Security tab and select Show characters to reveal your current Wifi password.

See the WiFi Password on Windows 11 via Settings
WiFi Password

Method 2. View your WiFi Password on Windows 11 using Command Prompt

You can display the WiFi password from the Command Prompt in Windows 11. One command with options is required to display the password.

  • Open the command prompt by searching for it in Start.
  • Next, run the commands below to see the password of your WiFi on Windows 11.
    • netsh wlan show profile “Wi-Fi NAME” key=clear
  • Remember to replace WI-FI NAME with the correct name of an active WiFi.
  • This command displays information about the connected WiFi and the password used to connect.
View your WiFi Password on Windows 11 using CMD
View WiFi password via CMD

Method 3. Find Saved WiFi Password on Windows 11 via Control Panel

  1. Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Alternatively, you can use the Windows+R shortcut keys to open the Run dialogue box, and then type in ncpa.cpl and hit Enter. Network Connections page will open.
  3. Next, double click on the active WiFi network and then tap on the Wireless Properties button
  4. Now, navigate to the Security tab and check the box in front of the Show Characters option. That’s it, now you will see your WiFi password.
Find Saved WiFi Password on Windows 11 via Control Panel
Find WiFi password via Control Panel

Method 4. Get The WiFi Password on a Windows 11 PC using PowerShell

You can also find your WiFi password using PowerShell on Windows 11 by running a command. This is how it can be done:

  1. Open PowerShell by searching for it in Start.
  2. After it opens, type or simply copy the command below to the PowerShell then hit the Enter button.
(netsh wlan show profiles) | Select-String "\:(.+)$" | %{$network=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{(netsh wlan show profile name="$network" key=clear)}  | Select-String "Key Content\W+\:(.+)$" | %{$password=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{[PSCustomObject]@{ NETWORK_NAME=$network;PASSWORD=$password }} | Format-Table -AutoSize
Get The WiFi Password on a Windows 11 PC using PowerShell
Get WiFi password via PowerShell

Now, the PowerShell display all known and saved networks and passwords.

Method 5. View your WiFi Password on Windows 11 via Third-party apps

You can also use third-party apps to help you see all your saved networks and their passwords in one place. If you often need your WiFi password, it is useful to use a third party app because you can see all the data with one click.

1. WirelessKeyView

If you like, I suggest you try WirelessKeyView. Although there are many applications for this purpose, I like WirelessKeyView because its interface is simple and completely free.

The software is provided as a .zip file, so you need to unzip it first. After launching the program, it will automatically search and list all saved WiFi networks and use your password in the Key (Ascii) section. You can also double-click a network to view all its details.

View your WiFi Password via WirelessKeyView
WirelessKeyView

2. WiFi Password Revealer

If for some reason you don’t like the WirelessKeyView, you can also use the WiFi Password Revealer app, An installable program that allows you to view passwords for all stored networks and quickly copy them in large numbers.

You can download it from here. After you download it, simply install and run it.

View your WiFi Password via WirelessKeyView
WiFi Password Revealer

Conclusion

That’s it! These are five easy methods to find or see the WiFi Password on Windows 11 PC or laptop. You can do it in many ways, whichever you prefer. You can go for the Settings app or Control Panel, and Command Prompt or PowerShell, if none you can try any third-party applications. I hope you find this article helpful. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments section below.

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