How to Find the WiFi Password of the Connected Network in Windows

Written by Naveen Robsworth

Most of the people connect to their home networks and won’t bother to change the WiFi passwords that often. Coming to me, I couldn’t even remember when was the last time I’ve changed my WiFi password at home. As any device would generally remember the password once you enter it for the first time, there is no need to remember the password or re-type it every time. So, usually we tend to forget the WiFi password and some people might jot it down somewhere.

However, you will need the WiFi password to connect a new device or reconnect an old device (if it didn’t save the password). In some cases, your office administrator might directly enter the password without revealing it you, so you won’t even know the actual password. So, if you need to connect another device, you’ll need to request your admin for the password but that usually goes through a lot of processes which I usually don’t prefer.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to find the WiFi password of your current network using a Windows machine. The process is extremely simple and you don’t need to be a pro-hacker to do this stuff. All you need to do is to enter a simple command which will show you the password of the current WiFi network. So, let’s see how a little command line magic would unveil your WiFi password in a fraction of the second.

Find the WiFi Password on Windows Machine

  1. Open the Command prompt with admin privileges. To do this, you can simply click on the “Command prompt” icon in the start menu, right-click on it and select “Run as Administrator“. Click on OK on the next prompt to open the cmd with admin permissions.
  2. Now simply enter the below command to view the entire network information of your current WiFi.
    netsh wlan show profile name=robsworth key=clear

    Replace “robsworth” with the SSID (WiFi network name usually) of your WiFi network.

  3. You can get your WiFi SSID from the WiFi network panel on your Windows PC. Check the below screenshot for reference.
  4. If you don’t want to view all the network information and just want to have a glance at your WiFi password, you can use the below command (replace SSID) which will show your password straight away.
    netsh wlan show profile name=robsworth key=clear | findstr Key


Note: In case if you couldn’t view the password, you might not have opened the command prompt with admin privileges.

That’s it. If you’re stuck at any point in this tutorial, feel free to reach us in the comments section below.