You can use the Settings app, Command Prompt, or PowerShell to find the Wi-Fi password for the currently selected network or saved wireless profiles on Windows 11. This will typically be useful when you’re trying to connect your phone or another device, when you need to assist someone else in connecting their laptop to the same wireless network, or when you want to write down the information for later use.
Fortunately, even if you forgot your WiFi password or misplaced it, the computer has a record of it, and the instructions for seeing it are provided below.
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Find Wi-Fi password on Windows 11
- Select Network & Internet from the left pane under Settings. Scroll down and select Advanced Network Settings in the right pane.
- Click More Network Adapter Options under “Related Settings” on the following screen.
- double-click on your WiFi network on the following screen.
- Click the Wireless Properties button on the Wi-Fi Status screen.
- Check the Show Characters box under the Security tab on the Wireless Network properties page.
- You will be able to see your WiFi password in the Network Security Key box once you tick the Show Characters option.
Using PowerShell or the Command Prompt, find the WiFi password
- Launch Start.
- Enter “Command Prompt” (or “PowerShell”) into the search box, then right-click the resulting link and choose “Run as Administrator.”
- To examine a list of prior Wi-Fi network connections, use the following command and hit Enter:
netsh wlan show profiles
- To find the Wi-Fi password for a particular network on Windows 11, type the following command and hit Enter:
netsh wlan show profile name=”Wi-Fi-Profile” key=clear
The Wi-Fi password for the Windows 11 connection will show up in the “Key Content” section once you’ve finished the instructions.