How to find Wifi Password on Windows 11

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If you’ve forgotten your WiFi password, you can find it using another Windows PC that’s already connected to your network. After you get your password, you can use it to connect other PCs or devices to your Wi-Fi network.

Our tutorial gets straight to the point and we have offered two ways to find your lost Wifi Password, lets begin. By the way, you can click on the screenshots below to view the full image.

Find Your WiFi Password Using Windows 11 Network Settings

1. Access Network Settings: Begin by clicking on the Start button located in the taskbar or press the Windows Key + X. From there, navigate to the Settings menu.

Step 1 wifi

2. Locate Network & Internet: Within the Settings menu, identify and select the Network & Internet option.

Step 2 wifi

3. View Network Properties: Under Network & Internet settings, locate the Properties option for your currently connected Wi-Fi network.

Step 3 wifi

4. Reveal Wi-Fi Security Key: Click on View Wi-Fi security key. This will display the previously hidden password in plain text.

Step 4 wifi

Video Tutorial

Perhaps you are like me and you tend to follow instructions better when you watch videos lol! – Quick warning, the guy in the video has an accent that some of you might find hard to understand, luckily you don’t have to understand what he is doing, just follow where his mouse is.

Find your Wifi Password using Command Prompt

Sometimes it is actually faster just to type some commands in CMD prompt and get the job done right away. I know my Linux users support this, I am right? 😉

  1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator
    • Right-click on the Start button or press the Windows Key + X and click ‘Run’ and type ‘CMD’ and press enter.
    • Select “Windows Terminal (Admin)” from the list. This opens the terminal with administrative privileges. If you’re using an older version of Windows 11, you might see “Command Prompt (Admin)” or “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” instead.
  2. Check Network Profiles
    • Type the following command and press Enter:
    • netsh wlan show profiles
      • This command will list all the wireless network profiles stored on your PC. Find the name of the network whose password you want to view.
  3. Retrieve the WiFi Password
    • Type the following command, replacing “NETWORK_NAME” with the name of your Wifi network:
      • netsh wlan show profile name=”NETWORK_NAME” key=clear
        • Look for the “Key Content” field in the results. This field displays the Wifi password.

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