On Windows 11, you have multiple ways to find the WiFi 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 or need to help someone else to 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 WiFi password of the current connection or saved wireless networks through the Settings app and Command Prompt or PowerShell.
In this guide, you will learn two quick ways to find a WiFi password on Windows 11.
- Find WiFi password with Settings on Windows 11
- Find WiFi password with CMD or PowerShell on Windows 11
Find WiFi password with Settings on Windows 11
To view a saved WiFi password on Windows 11, use these steps:
Click on Network & Internet.
Click the Advanced network settings page on the right side.
Under the “Related settings” section, click on More network adapter options.
Right-click the wireless adapter and select the Status option.
Under the “Connection” section, click the Wireless Properties button.
Click the Security tab
In the “Network security key” setting, check the Show characters option to view the WiFi password on Windows 11.
Once you complete the steps, the wireless password will be revealed to use it on other devices or save it for future reference.
Find WiFi password with CMD or PowerShell on Windows 11
Using Settings, you can only view the WiFi password for the active network. If you want to see the password for the active or saved WiFi networks on Windows 11, you have to use Command Prompt. These steps will also work on PowerShell.
To see the WiFi passwords from saved networks on Windows 11 with Command Prompt or PowerShell, 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 WiFi networks your computer connected at one point in time and press Enter:
netsh wlan show profiles
Type the following command to determine the WiFi password for a particular network and press Enter:
netsh wlan show profile name="WiFi-Profile" key=clear
The password will the displayed in the Key Content field under “Security settings.”
In the command, replace WiFi-Profile for the name of your current or saved network to see the password in with CMD.
After you complete the steps, the WiFi password will be returned in the “Key Content” field.