We will briefly talk about where to see the saved Wi-Fi network password in Windows 10. This is useful if you forgot the security key and cannot connect to it, but there is a computer with Windows 10 nearby, which is connected to the wireless network in this moment or connected to it earlier. By the way, so that there is no confusion, I hasten to say that “Wifi password”, “security key” and "Security key". This is the same.
How to find out Wi-Fi password in Windows 10
So, first, how to see the password from the wi-fi that you are currently connected to. It is simple and fast.
1. Right-click on the network icon in the taskbar.
2. Select Open Network and Internet Settings:
3. In the window that opened, click on the link Network and Sharing Center:
3. Click on the link with the name of the current wireless network on the right side of the screen:
4. Press the button Wireless Features:
5. Click the tab Security.
6. Check the box. Display entered characters.
After that in the field Network security key her current password will be displayed:
How to see the Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 (aka “Security Key”)
How to find out the password of an inactive Wi-Fi network in Windows 10
Now about the more complicated part. how to find out the password of a Wi-Fi network, which you cannot connect to now due to its inaccessibility.
- Run the command line as Administrator
- Enter command
List the saved wifi networks
where name is the name of your network. For example, if we want to find out the password for a Wi-Fi point called compfixer.info, we type:
If there is a space in the network name, you need to quote the name. For example, if wi-fi is called boris home, you need to type on the command line
Click Enter and you’ll see a summary of this saved wireless network profile. Among other information, there will be a Wi-Fi password:
We learn the password from Wi-Fi for an inactive wireless network
Now you can find out the password from any wi-fi network in Windows 10: both current and inactive.
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