3 Methods To Find Wi-Fi Passwords In Windows 11

Last Updated: 2022-06-10
Summary: Many users are often confused when they forget their Wi-Fi passwords. In this article, we will show you how to retrieve your Wi-Fi password in Windows 11. 

After users set the Wi-Fi password and use the password to connect their devices including computers, mobile phones or tablets to Wi-Fi, their devices will be able to automatically connect to the network without entering the password again. But have you ever had friends over who want to connect to your Wi-Fi, but you can’t remember the password? There’s a solution to this predicament in Windows 11.

Methods to Find Your Wi-Fi Passwords

Method 1: View Wi-Fi Passwords in Control Panel

For this method to work, you have to already be logged in to the Wi-Fi account for which you want to recover the password. This is useful for the visitor scenario above—you’re just always connected to your Wi-Fi network, so you’ve forgotten the password you’d share with a guest.

  1. Press Win + R to open the Run box, type in control and click OK to open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.control panel-network and internet
  3. In the View your active networks section, click on your Wi-Fi network profile.
  4. In the Wi-Fi Status dialog, click the Wireless Properties button.control panel-network and internet 2
  5. Next, open the Security tab in the Properties window.
  6. Select the Show characters option to view the Wi-Fi password. You can copy the password to your clipboard and save it for later use.control panel-network and internet 3

Method 2: See Wi-Fi Passwords From Settings

Alternatively, you can also access the Wi-Fi properties page from the Windows 11 Settings panel. Here are the steps:

  1. Press Win + I to open Settings, then go to Network & internet > WiFi.
  2. Then, Scroll down and under Related settings, click on Change adapter options.settings-wifi
  3. On the Network Connections page, right-click on your Wi-Fi network and select Status.
  4. In the Wi-Fi Status dialog, click on Wireless Properties and then open the Security tab to view the password.

Methods 3: Find Wi-Fi Passwords Using Command Prompt

The Control Panel method is helpful if you want to access the Wi-Fi password for the currently connected network. However, if you want to view the password for a specific Wi-Fi network profile stored on your PC, you can find it using the Command Prompt.

  1. In the Search box, type in  Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  2. To find all Wi-Fi connections used by Windows, type netsh wlan show profiles at the command prompt and press Enter.
  3. Note the specific Wi-Fi connection name for which you need the password.
  4. Enter netsh wlan show profile name=WifiConnectionName key=clear at the command prompt. (Substitute WifiConnectionName with the network name without quotes.) And press the Enter key to execute the command.
  5. Note down the value next to Key Content. That’s the specific Wi-Fi network’s password.Command Prompt-wifi passwords


In this article, we have shared with you three methods to find your Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 11. You’re not the only one who forgot Wi-Fi passwords, and you might forget Wi-Fi passwords more once, so try the above methods.

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