Reveal the WiFi password of the Network you are connected to in Windows


Every Wi-Fi feature on a Windows system is used to connect to a network system. This network could be a home network, office network, or a Wi-Fi hotspot in the public domain. Microsoft developed the Windows operating system to remember or save all Wi-Fi settings on your computer system. Which also includes the security keys to gain access to the Wi-Fi network. It may become challenging sometimes to remember passwords or security keys to this Wi-Fi network. You do not need to sweat over this because there are shortcuts to getting out the security keys previously saved on your computer. In this article, I will show you how to Reveal the WiFi password of the Network you are connected to in Windows. Please see how to create Profiles for your AWS Access Credentials for AWS Toolkit in Visual Studio.

Reveal the WiFi password of the Network

Follow the steps below to view your current Wi-Fi password. Please see these guides: “Authentication Protocol: 802 dot 1x and EAP types for Wired and Wireless Authentication“. Fix Unable to connect to Eduroam WLAN: WiFi Username remembered on MAC. If you want to read more on the wireless network you can read these. “How to disable Network (Wireless) UI from the Welcome screen, and how to Set up and configure Cisco WAP 551 and WAP 561“.

Launch the Windows Network Connections Tool

1: Open the Network Connections by running this ncpa.cpl in Run.


2. Now right-click on the Wi-Fi adapter and click Status from the context menu.

WiFi Network Adapter

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Click on Wireless Properties

3. On the Wi-Fi Status page click Wireless Properties and this open the WiFi network properties.

WiFi Status

4. Click on the Security tab and check the Show characters box which will reveal the exact Network security key or Password.

Wireless Network Properties
Note: if you are not connected to any Wi-Fi network you will not be able to see the network security key using this method.

See the WiFi password without any active connection

5. For you to see the Wi-Fi password without any active connection then you will need to open the Command Prompt as an Administrator and enter this command netsh wlan show profilesThis will reveal all the Wi-Fi Profiles on your Computer.

WiFi Profiles

Reveal the Wi-Fi password of a particular profile

6. But to reveal the Wi-Fi password of a particular profile then run this command: netsh wlan show profile name=WifiConnectionName SSID key=clear just replace WifiConnectionName with the Wifi SSID which is the User profile.

Connectivity settings

Under the Security settings, you will see the Key Content

Security settings

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Below is a YouTube video showing how to disclose the WiFi password of the Network you are connected to on Windows

I hope you found this blog post on how to reveal the WiFi password of the Network you are connected to in Windows interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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