2 Simple Ways to Find Your Wi-Fi Password on Windows 11
- You can see your current connected Wi-Fi password in two ways and you may also check the saved passwords to all the networks you were ever connected to.
- The first method is to use the Settings app and navigate to Networks & Internet.
- Alternatively, you can use the PowerShell interface or even the Command Prompt.
Wi-Fi has evolved into a fundamental requirement of modern living. It is now available everywhere, however, if you are at home and you can’t remember your password, we will show you today how to find the password of the connected Wi-Fi using CMD, as well as another method.
There are so many different Wi-Fi networks and many different things to remember, that it’s easy to become disoriented when trying to remember the passwords for all of the different ones you’ve joined in the past.
Do not be concerned if you have just changed your Wi-Fi password or if you have set it a long time ago and now need to share it with someone else or use it on a different device.
If you didn’t alter the default one provided by the Wi-Fi equipment or if you merely reset your router, you may simply refer to the one located on the back of the modem. Otherwise, let’s jump into the list of methods that show you how to find your Wi-Fi password in Windows 11. Follow along!
How can I view all saved Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 11?
- Press the Windows key + S and search for cmd, right-click on it, and choose Run as administrator.
- Next, type in the following command and hit Enter. This command will list all the Wi-Fi networks saved on that PC:
netsh wlan show profile
- Now select the network whose password is needed, and type the following command. Please keep in mind that xyz must be substituted with the name of the network whose password the user is attempting to recover.:
netsh wlan show profile name="xyz" key=clear
- The password will now be visible under the heading Key Content. That’s it! This is the only way you can see all the passwords that you have saved on your computer. Note that this solution also answers the question: how to find Wi-Fi passowrd on laptop in Windows 11.
While the methods described below work flawlessly for the currently active Wi-Fi connection, they do not allow users to view the passwords for any other networks that the PC has ever connected to. Users will have to use the command-line in order to accomplish this as we have shown above.
How can I find my Wi-Fi password on Windows 11?
1. Look at connection properties
- Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app then go to Network & Internet, followed by Advanced network settings.
- Now navigate to More network adapter options.
- Right-click on Wi-Fi and choose Status.
- Now click on Wireless Properties.
- Navigate to the Security tab and check the Show characters box. That’s it!
2. Use PowerShell
- Right-click on the Start icon then tap on the Windows Terminal (Admin) option to open the PowerShell interface.
- After it opens, enter or paste in the following commmand and make sure to replace the WI-FI_NAME part with your actual name:
netsh wlan show profile WI-FI_NAME key=clear
- When you scroll down to the Security settings, you will find the Wi-Fi password next to Key content.
Note that you can employ the same command line to find the Wi-Fi password in Windows 11’s CMD interface. Simply open it and copy-paste the line above.
Why does it say my Wi-Fi password is incorrect?
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An error message may appear throughout the setup procedure, informing you that your Wi-Fi password is insufficient or incorrect. As a general rule, Wi-Fi passwords are case sensitive, so be sure to capitalize letters when appropriate.
Because guest Wi-Fi networks do not require a password, you can leave the password field blank. Those type of networks is capable of supporting any device type.
Wireless cards can become stuck or encounter a slight malfunction, which results in the card being unable to connect. As soon as you are asked for your wireless security password, you will have the option to select which form of wireless security to employ.
If no networks are displayed in the list, it is possible that your wireless hardware has been switched off or that it is not functioning properly. Check to see that it is operational. It’s possible that you’re out of range of the network.
Programs, anti-virus software, and firewalls (firewalls) can all play a role in producing Wi-Fi connection issues, which can include errors after entering the right Wifi password but still failing to connect.
The remedy is to temporarily disable the antivirus software and other apps in order to resolve the issue. Then try connecting again to see if the Wifi problem persists or if it has been resolved.
For further information, take a look at our post on how to view saved Wi-Fi passwords on Windows 10 and Mac.
Alternatively, users reported their Wi-Fi disappeared in Windows 11, to which we have responded with an article that you can check out.
And lastly, make sure not to miss out on what to do if you get the Can’t connect to this network error in Windows 11.
We hope this guide proved to be helpful for all of you. Let us know in the comments section below which solution worked for you, as well as whether you have any other solutions in mind.
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