Most of us use WiFi of routers / smartphones to connect to the internet. Suppose you forgot the Wi-Fi network password and want to view from PC, then this post will be useful to you. This guide will help you to recover the saved Wi-Fi network password from your Windows PC.
To find out the wireless network password in Windows 7, just click the wireless icon in the system tray, right-click on the wireless network name, click Properties, and then check Show characters box to see the Wi-Fi password.
Coming to Windows 10, there are two ways to find out the saved Wi-Fi password in Windows 10. The first method is to use the Network and Sharing Center, and the other is Command Prompt.
First Method :
Find out Wi-Fi password in Network and Sharing Center
1. Right-click on the wireless icon in the system tray and select “Open Network and Sharing Center” to open the following windows.
Note : If you are not getting network / wireless icon on system tray then type ncpa.cpl in Start menu search box or Run command box and then press Enter key to open Network and Sharing Center.
2. Once Network and Sharing Center window is opened, in the left-pane, click the link Change adapter settings.
3. Double-click on the Wi-Fi icon to see Wi-Fi Status.
4. Click Wireless Properties button.
5. Go to Security tab.
6. Click Checkbox “Show characters”.
Now WiFi network key will be visible to you.
Note : You can’t change the WiFi password using this method.
How to View Wi-Fi password using Command Prompt?
1. Open Command Prompt with administrative privilege (Type CMD in Start menu and then right-click on Command Promot from the results to select “Run as administrator”).
2. In command prompt window, type the following and then press Enter key from keyboard:
netsh wlan show profiles
Above command will show all saved wireless network profiles on your computer.
3. Now, enter the following command to view the Wi-Fi password.
netsh wlan show profiles WiFiprofilename key=clear
Note : Replace WiFiprofilename with the actual profile name of the Wi-Fi network.
Suppose, if the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) is kkdon, then the command will be :
netsh wlan show profiles kkdon key=clear
Here your WiFi key is next to Key Content.