SCIENCE NEWS: How to see your Wi-Fi password on Windows 11

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If you have ever connected to a Wi-Fi network from your Windows 11 PC, your PC has saved that network’s password. View these saved Wi Fi passwords by multiple methods. We’ll show how.

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See Password for the Currently-Connected Wi-Fi Network

To view the password for the Wi-Fi network that you are currently connected to, use an option in Windows 11’s Settings app.

Open the Settings app on your computer. You can do this by pressing Windows+i simultaneously.

In the left sidebar select “Network & Internet .”

On “Network & Internet”, click “Advanced Network Setting .”

On “Advanced Network Settings”, select “More Network Adapter Options .”

” from the “Related Settings”.

Windows 11 will open a “Network Connections” window. Right-click on your wireless adapter to open the “Network Connections” window. Select “Status “.

A “Status” window will open. Click the “Wireless Properties” button.

Click the “Security” tab at the top of “Wireless Network Properties”.

Now you are on the “Security” tab, where you will disclose your Wi-Fi password. You can do this by clicking the “Network Security Key” field and enabling the “Show Characters box.

Instantly, the password for your Wi-Fi network that is currently connected will be displayed in the “Network Security Key”.

This is how to find the password for your Wi-Fi network’s current Wi-Fi network. Now that you know the password, you can connect other devices to your network, or share the password with your family.

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See Passwords for Previously-Connected Wi-Fi Networks

Windows 11 saves passwords for all Wi-Fi networks you connect to, which means you can retrieve the password for any Wi-Fi network you want.

This is not the same as the previous method. You will have to use a few commands in Windows Terminal to retrieve your saved networks’ passwords.

To start, you need to open Windows Terminal on your computer. This can be done by opening the Start menu and searching for Windows Terminal.

In Windows Terminal make sure that you have a Command Prompt tab opened. If you don’t have a Command Prompt tab open, or if you are unsure, click the down-arrow icon at the top of Windows Terminal and choose “Command Prompt .”

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You can change the default shell to Command Prompt in Windows Terminal, if you want.

In the Command Prompt tab type the following command, and hit the Enter key. This command displays a list all Wi-Fi networks that have been saved to your computer.

netsh wlan show profiles

In the network list, locate the Wi-Fi network you wish to know the password for. Notify the network’s name somewhere.

In the Command Prompt tab type the following command, and hit the Enter key. This command will replace the “HTG” without quotes with your Wi-Fi network’s full name.

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

In the Command Prompt tab’s output, the value next “Key Content” represents your Wi-Fi network password.

You’re done.

Like this, you can find saved Wi-Fi passwords on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android, too.

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