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September 24, 2021

How to check Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 & 11

The network has become an indispensable part of people's daily life, work and study. But sometimes, it is inevitable to forget the Wi-Fi password. Therefore, the key to mastering how to check the saved Wi-Fi password is a skill that can give you extra points. The following will take Windows 10 as an example to show you how to check the saved Wi-Fi password.

1. Press Win+S to open the Search window, and type control panel. Then click and open the Control Panel.

check Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 & 11


2. Click Network and Internet -> View network status and tasks.

check Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 & 11

3. Then you will see your active networks. Click the Wi-Fi name after Connections.

check Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 & 11

4. In the WLAN Status window, click Wireless Properties.

check Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 & 11

5. Switch to Security tab, and check Show characters under Network security key, the password can be displayed in plain text.

check Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 & 11

NOTE: The above method can only view the password of the currently connected Wi-Fi. If you need to check the saved passwords of the Wi-Fi you have connected to, please click here to learn How to view all Wi-Fi passwords saved in Windows 10 & 11.
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