How to View Wi-Fi Password in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to find their saved Wi-Fi password when using Windows 11.

There might be times when you’ll want to find out the Wi-Fi password saved in Windows 11. If you have forgotten the password of your Wi-Fi, you can use the steps below to get it and use it on another device or share with others.

Many of the Wi-Fi devices being issued by service providers have the password of the Wi-F written on the back of the device. If you haven’t changed the default password given to you, simply look at the back of the modem to get the password. If you have changed it, then use the steps below to get it.

The new Windows 11, when released generally to everyone, will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others.

Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

To get started revealing the Wi-Fi password in Windows, follow the steps below:

How to get Windows 11 Wi-Fi password

This is only going to work if you’re already connected to the Wi-Fi. You will not be able to get password for a Wi-Fi network that you’re not already connected to.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Network & internet, and select Advanced network settings on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

In the Advanced network settings page, scroll down and select ‘More network adapter options’ under Related settings.

This will open the Network Connections control panel. In this windows, right-click on your Wi-fi adapter and select ‘Status’. You can also just double-click on the Wi-fi adapter to open its’ properties window.

On the Wi-Fi settings pane, open the Wireless Network Properties, then select the Security tab, and check the box to Show characters of the Network security key.
Your Wi-Fi network password is displayed in the Network security key box.

In Wi-Fi Status, select Wireless Properties.

How to view Wi-Fi password on the command line

You can also view your Wi-Fi password from the command prompt in Windows 11. It takes a single command with options to see the password.

Open the command prompt, the run the commands below to view the password of the Wi-Fi you’re connected to in Windows 11.

netsh wlan show profile “Wi-Fi NAME” key=clear

Replace WI-FI NAME with the correct Wi-Fi network name you’re connected to. In my case, my Wi-Fi name is Penguin. To view my password, I ran the commands below:

netsh wlan show profile "Penguin" key=clear

The command will display information about the Wi-Fi you’re connected as well as the password used to connect.

That should do it!


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