Wi-Fi passwords can be difficult to remember (particularly if they are long). Yet, generally you don’t have to memorize the password of a Wi-Fi network you’ve already connected to before, on the grounds that your PC automatically remembers it, permitting you to stay connected or reconnect, regardless of whether you leave and return.
Be that as it may, assuming you want to share the Wi-Fi password with another person, it’s good to have this information down on a piece of paper on your desk or a random note in your mobile. You could likewise check the wireless router, which typically has the password on a sticker label on the back.
In any case, regardless of whether you have the password saved anywhere, and you can’t memorize it, there’s a simple method to find all your Wi-Fi passwords at once – – just check your PC.
As long as your Windows or Mac computer has connected to the network before, that Wi-Fi password is always saved in your settings. It might require a bit of digging on your part, however the passwords are all there, saved, and ready to be shared to any individual who needs to connect to Wi-Fi.
How to find Wi-Fi passwords in MacOS
To begin, use the search to open the Keychain Access application and do the following:
1. Click on System under System Keychains in the sidebar.
2. Then, click on Passwords at the top of the window.
3. Find the Wi-Fi network you want the password for and double-click on it.
4. At last, check the box next to Show password and type your password when prompted.
The password field will, at that point, show the password you used to log in to that Wi-Fi network. You can double-click in the password field to choose the password and copy it to your clipboard, if necessary.
How to find Wi-Fi passwords on Windows
To find the password to the Wi-Fi network you’re presently connected to on Windows:
1. Click the Start button and after that go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center (Windows 11) or Settings > Network & Internet > Status > Network and Sharing Center (Windows 10).
2. Then go to Connections, click your Wi-Fi network name highlighted in blue.
3. In the Wi-Fi Status page that opens, click Wireless Properties and then on the Security tab.
4. At last, check the box next to Show characters to display your Wi-Fi network password above it.
In any case, this isn’t the only way to find your Wi -Fi network passwords. The method above just permits you to see the password to whatever Wi-Fi network you’re at present connected to, yet there is a method for finding the passwords to all the Wi-Fi networks you’ve at any point connected to on your PC
To find all your Wi-Fi network passwords on Windows:
1. Right-click on the Windows icon in the taskbar on your desktop.
2. Click Windows Terminal (Admin).
3. Type in netsh wlan show profile and tap Enter on your keyboard to view all Wi-Fi network you’ve connected to.
4. Once you find the Wi-Fi network you want the password for, type in netsh wlan show profile “(Wi-Fi network name)” key=clear (for example, netsh wlan show profile “Netgear667” key=clear), and then tap the Enter key.
Settings for profile, connectivity, security, and cost will show up. The Wi-Fi network password will show up under Security settings, and next to Key Content. In addition to Windows Terminal, you can likewise use the Command Prompt application to type in the commands listed above to find your Wi-Fi passwords.