To connect to the Internet with our computer we not only use the router we have at home, but also Wi-Fi extenders in the form of PLC adapters or traditional access points, public Wi-Fi hotspots, the shared connection of our cell phones, among other devices.
Each and every one of them with its own network name SSID and key, which makes it difficult for us to remember them to connect other different wireless devices.
How to find saved Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 11?
Fortunately for those of us who don’t have a good memory, these network names and passwords are stored within the system configuration in the form of network profiles. In the particular case of Windows 11, the procedure to access these values is carried out from the Command Prompt or CMD tool. These are the steps to follow:
Click Start and in the Type here to search box, type CMD. When the Command Prompt app appears, click Open.
Next, type the command netsh wlan show profiles and press the Enter key. This step will display all the wireless network profiles saved in Windows 11.
Now type the command netsh wlan show profile name=name Key=clear and hit the Enter key. Simply replace the “name” value with the name of the network whose password you want to know.
The requested network profile information will immediately appear, including the corresponding password.
How to see the current wifi password in Windows 11?
If you are currently connected to a Wi-Fi network and only want to know that password, the procedure is easier. Follow these steps.
Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box. In the Open box, type ncpa.cpl and click OK.
Double click on your Wi-Fi adapter. In the Wi-Fi Status window, click Wireless Properties and click the Security tab again. Under Network security key, check the Show characters box.