How to find out your Wi-Fi password on Windows 10

Updated: March 05, 2023
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How to find out your Wi-Fi password on Windows 10
by Hanna Finley
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In this article, we will try to solve one problem connected to recovering a forgotten password in Windows 10, which you most likely have already forgotten. In this article, let's take a look at the case of Windows 10 specifically.

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Although it is impossible to retrieve the password of the Wi-Fi network that you were connected to before and are not currently connected to that network, it is possible to find out the password of the network you are currently connected to. We will now show you how to do this. Also, we will look at another way to remember a forgotten password - with the help of a special program.

Finding a forgotten Wi-Fi password in Windows 10

Finding a forgotten Wi-Fi password in Windows 10

There is a simple method to see the Wi-Fi password; follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Internet connection icon in the system tray, and select the Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Next, click on Wireless Network (your network name).
  3. A new window will open in which you will click on Wireless Properties.
  4. Another window will open, and in that window, go to the Security tab and check the box next to Display Entry Marks. Your Wi-Fi password will appear in the Network Security Key field.

This method will only work if your laptop is currently connected to a Wi-Fi network, the password of which you have forgotten. If you do not have any connected computers, then you need to look for the password in the settings of the router or through a special program. But, the program only shows passwords from networks that you used to connect to.

Another way to find out the password with WirelessKeyView

Finding a forgotten Wi-Fi password in Windows 10

WirelessKeyVie program is free and can show you the keys to all wireless networks that your laptop was connected to. Download the program WirelessKeyView , and run the .exe file from the archive. The program will run immediately; you don't need to install it. On the left, you will see the names of the networks, and on the right, in the Key field, you will see the passwords to these networks.

Searching for the password in the router settings

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If you can't find the password in the system settings and you don't want to use the program, then the most reliable way is to look up the forgotten password in the router's settings. Connect to your router via cable, go to the router settings and see the password.

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