How to See Your WiFi Password on Windows 11

Losing your WiFi password can be frustrating. However, if you’re already connected to the WiFi on your Windows 11 computer or you’ve previously connected to it, there’s an easy way of seeing what the password is. This guide shows you how to find your WiFi password on Windows 11.

Find Your WiFi Password Using Control Panel

Control Panel is a great way to find your WiFi password in Windows.

Note: this method only works if you are already logged in to the network.

  1. Go to the start menu and type in “control panel” to open Control Panel.

    To open the control panel, go to the start menu and type in "control panel."
    To open the control panel, go to the start menu and type in “control panel.”
  2. Under the Network and Internet section, click View network status and tasks.

    Under the Network and Internet section, click View network status and tasks.
    Under the Network and Internet section, click View network status and tasks.
  3. The Network and Sharing Center window will open. Under View your active networks, click on the name of your WiFi network. You can find it next to Connections.

    Under the View your active networks section, click on the name of your Wifi network. You can find it beside Connections
    Under the View, your active networks section, click on the name of your Wifi network. You can find it beside Connections
  4. The next page will show you some information about your network connection. In the middle of the page, you will see the Wireless Properties button. Click it.

    In the middle of the page, you will see the Wireless Properties button. Click it
    In the middle of the page, you will see the Wireless Properties button. Click it
  5. In the popup window, click the Security tab and check the Show characters box. This will show you your WiFi password.

    In the popup window, click the Security tab and check the Show characters box. This will show you your wifi password.
    In the popup window, click the Security tab and check the Show characters box. This will show you your wifi password.

Find Your WiFi Password Using the Settings App

The Settings App is another way to easily find your WiFi password in Windows 11.

  1. Click Windows key + I to open the Settings App
  2. In the left sidebar, click Network & internet.

    In the left sidebar, click Network & Internet.
    In the left sidebar, click Network & Internet.
  3. Scroll down and select the Advanced network settings option.

    Scroll down and click the Advanced network settings option.
    Scroll down and click Advanced network settings option.
  4. On the next page, click More network adapter options.

    click the More network adapter options
    Click More network adapter options.
  5. The Network Connections window will open, showing all the available network adapters on your computer.

    The Network Connections, showing all the available network adapters on your computer
    The Network Connections shows all the available network adapters on your computer.
  6. Double-click on your WiFi adapter to open its properties. Once it opens, click the Wireless Properties option.

    Double-click on your WiFi adapter to open its properties. Once it opens, click the Wireless Properties option.
    Double-click on your WiFi adapter to open its properties. Once it opens, click the Wireless Properties option.
  7. In the popup window, click the Security tab and check the Show characters box. Your WiFi password will be displayed here.

    In the popup window, click the Security tab and check the Show characters box. This will show you your wifi password.
    In the popup window, click the Security tab and check the Show characters box. This will show you your wifi password.

Find Your WiFi Password Using Command Prompt

The two methods above are the most common ways to find your wifi password in Windows 11. However, they only show you the password if you are already logged in to the network.

If you’re not currently connected and need to find your WiFi password, you can use Command Prompt.

Note: if you click the Forget This Network option while connected to the network, you will not be able to use this method to find the password.

    1. Click Windows key + R to open the Run dialogue box. Type “cmd” and press Enter to open the Command Prompt.

      type "cmd" and press Enter to open the Command Prompt
      Type “cmd” and press Enter to open the Command Prompt.
    2. The Command Prompt window will open. Type the following command and then press Enter
      netsh wlan show profiles “Wi-Fi name” key=clear
    3. Replace “Wi-Fi name” with the name of your wifi network. For example, if your wifi network is called “MyWifi,” you would typenetsh wlan show profiles “MyWifi” key=clear
    4. Various information about the WiFi network will appear, including the password. You can find your WiFi password next to the Key Content field.
      You can find your Wifi password beside the Key Content field
      You can find your Wifi password beside the Key Content field

Find Your WiFi Password Using PowerShell

The Windows PowerShell method allows you to see a list of all saved WiFi passwords on your computer.

  1. Type “PowerShell” in the search bar and press Enter to open the PowerShell.

    Type PowerShell in the search bar and press Enter to open the PowerShell.
    Type PowerShell in the search bar and press Enter to open the PowerShell.
  2. The PowerShell window will open. Type the following command and then press Enter.
    (netsh wlan show profiles) | Select-String "\:(.+)$" | %{$network=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{(netsh wlan show profile name="$network" key=clear)} | Select-String "Key Content\W+\:(.+)$" | %{$password=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{[PSCustomObject]@{ NETWORK_NAME=$network;PASSWORD=$password }} | Format-Table -AutoSize
  3. A small table with all the names and passwords of all saved Wifi networks will appear.

    A small table with the name and passwords of all saved wifi networks will appear.
    A small table with the name and passwords of all saved Wifi networks will appear.

Find Your WiFi Password Using a Third-Party Software

If you’re not comfortable using any of the methods above, you can always use third-party software to find your wifi password. Many different software programs can do this, but we recommend WiFi Password Revealer. WiFi Password Revealer is a free program that’s compatible with Windows 11. It’s straightforward to use and can show your WiFi password in just a few seconds.

  1. To use WiFi Password Revealer, download it from here.

    Download the WiFi Password Revealer
    Download the WiFi Password Revealer
  2. Once it’s installed, open the program and viola – all your wifi passwords will be revealed.

    The WiFi Password Revealer interface
    The WiFi Password Revealer interface.

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