How to Get Password of Connected Wireless Networks

Thursday, 23 June 2016

There are two reasonable methods to get passwords of connected Wi-Fi on your Windows computer. These tricks are useful when you connect to multiple wireless networks around your place, and you need to connect them again and again on different devices, but you can not memorise passwords of all known Wi-Fi address. So here is a catch, just get the password of connected Wi-Fi and store it in a text file or export the password of connected Wi-Fi. You can easily find the password of connected Wi-Fi from router setting.

How to get Wi-Fi Password from Router Settings

If you have ever configured a router, then you know where passwords of wireless router are saved, if not then follow these steps.
  • Open Your WiFi settings through any browser you are using.
  • Go to Wifi settings
  • Check the password under Wi-Fi password
In many cases, you don't have access to routers' configuration, and thus you can not find password using this method, but there is a way out from it. You can use the command prompt to get the password of connected Wi-Fi.

Find Password Using Command Prompt of Current Wi-Fi Network

Sometime Administrator inputs the password in workplaces for everything including Wi-Fi, and this creates a new issue because in workplaces or school, office networks to get the password of Wi-Fi to connect multiple devices or connect your device for entertainment. In this situations, you can use a simple command line on your Windows computer to get the password of your current connected Wi-Fi network. Follow these steps.
  • Open Command Prompt.
  • Now Enter following commands:-
    netsh wlan show profile name=Thegeekinfo key=clear
  • Remember to change thegeekinfo with your SSID.
  • See this screenshot for more detailed view
This method will work with all Windows based operating system, but normally it is hard for an average guy to remember the whole command line so you can see the password directly from Wireless network's properties in your network and setting section.

Find Password of Connected Wi-Fi from Wireless Properties



  • Go To Network and Sharing (Type Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center in explorer's address bar and hit enter)
  • Click on Wireless name
  • Open Wireless Properties
  • Switch to Security tab and tick "show character" under Network Security Key.

For Mac users :-

Spotlight > Keychain Access > type Wi-Fi name > select key  > enter password to see Wi-Fi password.

For Linux Users


  • Right, click on connections.
  • Choose edit connection.
  • Select the Wireless network from the list.
    1
  • Click on edit and tick show password option.
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