Every Wi-Fi network and password you’ve ever logged into is stored on your Windows laptop. If you frequent the same hotel or coffee shop, your device will automatically connect upon your arrival without requiring you to enter any credentials.
But what if you want to use the same network password on your phone, or share it with a friend who asks, “What’s the password in here?” Following a few simple steps, which are consistent across both versions of Windows, it is possible to quickly locate and examine all of your saved Wi-Fi credentials.
How To Find/View WiFi Password On Windows 10 – 4 Steps
Step 1. Open Network & Internet Settings Window
- To access the Windows Settings screen, click the Start menu, and then click Settings.
- The Network and Internet settings window will then appear when you click on it.
- To access the Network & Internet settings window, right-click the Internet icon in the right-bottom corner of the toolbar.
Step 2. Open Network and Sharing Center
Then, in the secondary menu, select Status. Usually, that’s the option that’ll pop up first.
Network and Sharing Center can be accessed by scrolling down the right-hand column.
Step 3. Open Wireless Network Properties
- Then, in the left pane, select Change adapter options.
- If you right-click on your WiFi network, you can see its current status.
- In the pop-up WiFi status window, select the gear icon to open the Network Properties window.
Step 4. View Saved WiFi Password on Windows 10
Following that, select the “Security” menu item. Your WiFi password will be displayed in the Network security key box, but it will be obscured by a black dot.
To locate and verify your saved WiFi password on your Windows 10 computer, you can do so by clicking the Show characters box below the password.
Other Ways To Find Current WiFi Password On Windows 10
In the event that you haven’t altered your router’s login details, Windows 10 will be able to retrieve the necessary information from the router’s admin page. Begin, launch Windows 10’s command prompt. To launch Windows Command Prompt, press Windows + R, then type cmd and press Enter.
Double-check your IP settings, open Command Prompt, type ipconfig, and then press Enter.
Third, replicate the IP address that appears after Default Gateway. Simply copy the IP address and paste it into your browser to access the router’s admin page.
Step 4: Log in with your username and password (which may be “password” or “admin” if you haven’t changed it). The instructions for your router should include the password for wireless access.
If you haven’t modified the default login information, this method will work. After making changes, reverting back to the factory settings is as simple as pressing and holding the Reset button for more than 10 seconds.
In some cases, such as when you want to upgrade to a more secure password, you may need to alter your Windows 10 WiFi security settings. Simply stick to the guidelines I’ve outlined below.
Step 1: Access your router’s admin page. To launch Command Prompt, press Windows + R, then type cmd and press Enter. If you want to change your IP address, type ipconfig into the search bar and press Enter.
To see your IP address, look at the Default Gateway. Get the IP address and enter it into your browser. The next time you want to access your router, log in with your username and password.
In Windows 10, the second step in changing your WiFi password is to go to the Wireless or WLAN settings and change the Security Key Type.