Wi-Fi Password are being stored on your laptop each time you connect to a new Wi-Fi hotspot. What if you want to connect to an access point and don’t know what the existing password is? All you need to do, get a laptop that is currently connected to it and find a Wi-Fi password in it.
In this post, I’ll show you how to find the stored Wi-Fi password from Windows 10 device
Find active Wi-Fi password in control panel settings
Step 1. Go to Windows Search Bar and type control.exe /nameMicrosoft.NetworkandSharingCenter and hit enter.
Step 2. In the Network and Sharing Center window, Click the Wi-Fi name in which the laptop is connected. As shown below.
Step 3. The Wi-Fi Status window will pop up, Click Wireless Properties
Step 4. In the Wireless Network Properties window, Click Security Tab
Step 5. Tick the Show Characters box to reveal the network pass key. Wi-Fi key
Show all saved Wi-Fi password in command prompt
To find all saved Wi-Fi passwords in your PC, you need to run command prompt tool in administrator mode.
Follow this guide to see the Wi-Fi passwords.
- Search CMD from search box and run as administrator or simply press windows key + X + C
- In command prompt window, type netsh wlan show profiles and press enter. It will show you the list of all wireless access points saved on your PC.
- Then run this command, netsh wlan show profile name=WifiConnectionName key=clear, where WifiConnectionName is your selected WiFi connection profile. For example, in this figure below I used ETHAN Wi-Fi profile. It will show you all the information in this Wi-Fi profile including the security key or password.
- Scroll down to security settings to get the Wi-Fi key or password.
You can repeat the instructions above to see all other Wi-Fi security keys or passwords.