- To find the Wi-Fi password on Windows 10, from the “Network connections” page in Control Panel, open the “Wireless Properties” page for the active connection and check the “Show characters” option to view the Wi-Fi password.
- If you want to view the password for saved wireless networks, you will have to run the “netsh wlan show profile name=”Wi-Fi-Profile” key=clear” command in Command Prompt.
On Windows 10, you can find the Wi-Fi password of the current connection or saved networks. The ability to determine this information can come in handy, for instance, if you are trying to help someone with a laptop join the same wireless network or remember it for future reference.
While the Settings app does not offer a way to view this information, you can use Control Panel to find the Wi-Fi password of the current connection and Command Prompt (or PowerShell) to view the current and saved network passwords you connected in the past.
In this guide, you will learn the steps to quickly find a Wi-Fi password on Windows 10 using Control Panel and Command Prompt.
- Find Wi-Fi password on Windows 10 from Control Panel
- Find Wi-Fi password on Windows 10 from Command Prompt
Find Wi-Fi password on Windows 10 from Control Panel
To find the Wi-Fi password on Windows 10, use these steps:
Open Control Panel on Windows 10.
Click on Network and Internet.
Click on Network and Sharing Center.
Click the “Change adapter settings” option from the left pane.
Double-click the wireless adapter.
Click the Wireless Properties button.
Click the “Security” tab.
Check the Show characters option to find the Wi-Fi password on Windows 10 in the “Network security key” field.
Once you complete the steps, the wireless password will be revealed on Windows 10.
Find Wi-Fi password on Windows 10 from Command Prompt
Using Control Panel, you can only view the Wi-Fi password for the network you’re currently connected to. If you want to see your current password or saved Wi-Fi networks stored on Windows 10, you’ll need to use Command Prompt. These steps will also work on PowerShell.
To see the Wi-Fi passwords from saved networks on Windows 10, use these steps:
Search for Command Prompt, right-click the result, and select the Run as an Administrator option.
Type the following command to view a list of the Wi-Fi networks your computer connected to at one point in time and press Enter:
netsh wlan show profiles
Type the following command to determine the Wi-Fi password for a particular network and press Enter:
netsh wlan show profile name="Wi-Fi-Profile" key=clear
After completing the steps, the password will be displayed in the Key Content field under “Security settings.” Remember to change Wi-Fi-Profile for the name of your current or saved network you want to see the password in the command.
The steps to find the Wi-Fi password can always come in handy to help others connect to the same network and when you need to reconnect after resetting your network connections.