How to find Wifi password on Windows 10?

Issue: I have previously connected to the Wi-fi but forgot the password of it. Is there any way to check the Wi-fi password of the current Internet connection or already established ones on Windows 10? Thanks in advance! 

Solved Answer

Learn how to find Wifi password on Windows 10There are multiple ways how you can see/change Wifi password on Windows 10.

If you want to connect to the Wifi network, you must enter the password which is also known as Wifi network security key[1]. Usually, home routers have it displayed on the back of it. Be aware that you can quickly change it and personalize it according to your needs.

You can check Wifi password and alter it by modifying wireless network router[2] configuration by accessing the configuration website. Whether you are Windows 10 or Windows 7 user, it doesn't matter as you can learn how to change Wifi password despite what operating system is running on your computer.

However, if you are not the owner of the router, you might not be able to check or change it according to your preferences. Luckily, there is a way how to see Wifi password by looking at the previously entered password on network set-up. This method allows you to check the Wi-fi network security key of the active connection or the ones which were established before.

You will find guidelines showing how to check Wifi password on Windows 10 below. However, there are multiple ways to complete this task. Thus, feel free to pick the one which suits you the best. If you still have any troubles trying to find Wifi password, you can always contact our support for direct help.

Explaining how to find Wifi password on Windows 10

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Method 1. Find/Change Wifi password on Router's website

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  1. Open Command Prompt;
  2. Type ipconfig and hit Enter;
    Default GatewayYou can change Wifi password via router's website.
  3. Copy the IP address displayed as Default Gateway;
  4. Submit the IP address on your browser and hit Enter.

You will be asked to enter Username and Password. If the login details haven't been changed from the default, you can find them on your router's documentation. Otherwise, you should reset your router (usually, by holding the reset button for approximately 10 seconds) and the default login details indicated in the documentation should become valid again.

Method 2. Check Wifi password on Windows 10 from Network & Internet settings

  1. Go to Start and click on Settings;
  2. Select Network & Internet;
    See Wifi passwordThere is a way to check Wifi password via Network and Internet settings.
  3. On the left pane click Status and hit Network and Sharing Center;
    Network & Internet configurationYou can see Wifi password if you are still connected to it.
  4. Click on Wireless Network Connection and select Wireless Properties;
  5. Go to Security tab and tick Show Characters checkmark.

Method 3. Find Wifi password of the previously connected network on Windows 10

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  1. Open Command Prompt;
  2. Type netsh wlan show profiles and hit Enter;
  3. Find the profile you are interested in and copy its name;
    Wifi password of previous Internet connectionsUse command prompt to check Wifi password of previous connections.
  4. Type netsh wlan show profile name=profilename key=clear where “profilename” is the name you are interested in and press Enter again;
  5. The password will be displayed as Key Content.

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