How to find currently connected Wifi password on Windows PC

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Learn how to can find currently connected Wifi password on your Windows PC. If your Windows PC is already connected to the wireless network, this is how you can find the password.

When your computer is connected to the wireless network, the detail such as the network name and password are saved in the adapter setting.

Usually, the characters for the password are hidden and the big dots are shown instead. But Windows actually provide an option for you to show the character.

How to find currently connected Wifi password on Windows PC

Here are two popular methods to find Wifi password and make sure your Windows PC is connected to the Wifi network.

Method 1: Check on your internet connection status

Step 1: On your Windows bar, right-click on wireless icon and select “Open Network and Sharing Center”.

Step 2: On the left menu, click “Change adapter settings”.

Step 3: Select your adapter which is currently connected to the internet. Right-click and select “Status”.

Step 4: Click on “Wireless Properties” .

Step 5: Click on “Security” tab.

Step 6: Under “Network security key”, click on “Show characters” box.

  • Once “Show characters” box is checked, it will display the security key instead of showing the big dots.

Method 2: Using command prompt to display the connection detail

Step 1: Click on the “Start” button and type “cmd” in the search box.

Step 2: Right-click on the “cmd” icon and choose “Run as administrator”.

Step 3: Once the command prompt is opened, enter the following command and hit enter: (Please change “SSID” to the Wifi network name.

Command prompt will display all user profile such as your Wifi network name under “Connectivity settings” > “SSID name” and the Wifi password under “Security settings” > “Key Content” as below:

Retrieve saved Wifi password

Display current connected Wifi password

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