How to Find your WiFi Password on Windows 10 WiFi Free and Easy

 

Forgetting your WiFi password is common because you usually only need to enter it once on your PC, and it automatically connects whenever the network is available. Thankfully, Windows 10 provides simple methods to view your network passwords when needed. In this article, we will explore several ways to view your WiFi password on Windows 10, depending on your access and preferences.

Method 1: Viewing WiFi Password via Windows Settings: If you have administrative access to your PC and can access Windows settings, this method is convenient for finding your WiFi password. Follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Start menu, then select Settings and go to Network & Internet.
  2. Scroll down and click on Network and Sharing Center in the Status column.
  3. In the View your active networks section, select your WiFi name.
  4. When the WiFi Status window appears, choose Wireless Properties.
  5. Under the Security page, select the box next to Show characters to reveal your WiFi password.

Method 2: Displaying WiFi Password from the Control Panel: If you can’t access Windows 10 settings or prefer a quicker method, you can use the Run command to directly access your WiFi network settings. Here’s how:

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type “ncpa.cpl” in the text field and click OK.
  3. In the Network Connections window, right-click on your WiFi network and choose Status from the context menu.
  4. In the WiFi Status window, select Wireless Properties.
  5. Go to the Security page and click on Show characters to view your WiFi password.

Method 3: Using a PowerShell Command: With the PowerShell command, you can access network information, including passwords. This method allows you to view passwords for previously connected networks. Follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the Start button and select PowerShell from the options.
  2. Enter the command “netsh wlan show profiles” and press Enter. It will display all saved network names.
  3. Copy the name of the network you want to see the password for.
  4. Run the command “netsh wlan profile show name=wifiname key=clear” (replace “wifiname” with the actual network name).
  5. The password will be displayed next to Key content in the Security settings section.

Method 4: Using a Third-Party WiFi Password Viewer: You can also use third-party applications to view all your saved WiFi networks and passwords in one place. One recommended app is NirSoft’s WirelessKeyView. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Download and extract the WirelessKeyView software.
  2. Run the software to automatically list all saved WiFi networks and their passwords.
  3. Double-click on a network to view its details, including the password.

Additional Options: If the above methods don’t work or you need alternative options, consider the following:

  • Access your router’s web interface to view and change the WiFi password.
  • Check the backside of your router for the default password, usually written there.
  • Reset your router to restore default settings, including the default password.

Conclusion: For most users, the methods described above should be sufficient for viewing WiFi passwords on Windows 10. However, if you manage multiple PCs and networks as a system administrator, using a third-party WiFi password viewer may be more convenient. Remember to generate strong passwords for your online accounts using tools like the Geekflare Random Password Generator.

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