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How to find Wi-Fi password on Windows 11

Here are two easy ways to find the Wi-Fi password for the active connection or saved wireless networks on Windows 11.

Windows 11 find WiFi password
  • To find Wi-Fi password on Windows 11, open Settings > Network & internet.
  • Click the “Advanced network settings” tab and open the “Network Connections” page.
  • Right-click the wireless adapter and select the Status option.
  • Click the Wireless Properties button, open on Security tab, and check the Show characters option to show the Wi-Fi password.

On Windows 11, you have multiple ways to find the Wi-Fi password for the active network or saved wireless profiles using the Settings app, Command Prompt or PowerShell. Typically, this will come in handy when you’re trying to connect your phone or another device, need to help someone else connect their laptop to the same wireless network, or want to note the information for future reference.

Regardless of the reason, on Windows 11, you can find the Wi-Fi password of the current connection or saved wireless networks through the Settings app and Command Prompt or PowerShell.

This guide will teach you two quick ways to find a Wi-Fi password on Windows 11.

Check Wi-Fi password with Settings on Windows 11

To show the Wi-Fi password on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Network & Internet.

  3. Click the Advanced network settings tab.

  4. Under the “Related settings” section, click on More network adapter options.

    More network adapter options

  5. Right-click the wireless adapter and select the Status option.

    Open WiFi Status page

  6. Under the “Connection” section, click the Wireless Properties button.

    Open Wireless Properties

  7. Click the Security tab.

  8. In the “Network security key” setting, check the Show characters option to view the Wi-Fi password on Windows 11.

    Windows 11 find WiFi password

Once you complete the steps, the wireless password will reveal to you to use on other devices or save for future reference.

Check Wi-Fi password with Command Prompt or PowerShell

Using Settings, you can only view the Wi-Fi password for the active network. To check the password for the active or saved Wi-Fi networks on Windows 11, you must use Command Prompt. These steps will also work on PowerShell.

To show the Wi-Fi passwords from saved networks with Command Prompt or PowerShell, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt (or CMD), right-click the result and select the Run as an Administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to view a list of the Wi-Fi networks your computer has connected to in the past and press Enter:

    netsh wlan show profiles
  4. 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

    The password will the displayed in the Key Content field under “Security settings.”

    Show WiFi password with CMD

    In the command, replace Wi-Fi-Profile for the name of your current or saved network to see the password in with CMD.

After you complete the steps, the Wi-Fi password will appear in the “Key Content” field.