Sometimes we happened to forget the password of the wi-fi that we are connected to. This post will demonstrate how to use CMD in Windows 10/8.1/7 to find the Wi-Fi password.
Here is a little introduction about CMD (command prompt) in case you are unfamiliar with it: On Microsoft Windows operating systems, CMD is a command line interface that gives users access to a variety of system features. Although it has been around since the MS-DOS era, Microsoft improved it for its OSX operating system.
By utilizing Windows Command Prompt and a few fast ‘netsh‘ instructions, we can retrieve our forgotten Wi-Fi password.
- Type CMD, right-click the Command Prompt option that appears in the search results, and select Run as administrator.
- To display a list of network names that we connect to, enter netsh wlan show profile in the command prompt and click Enter.
- Enter the command netsh wlan show profile name= “Wi-Fi name” key=clear while replacing “Wi-Fi name” with the network name
- For example, netsh wlan show profile name Belanet key=clear.
- Find the entry for Key Content by scrolling through the results; our Wi-Fi password will be shown next to it.
This how to Find the Wi-Fi Password Using CMD in Windows.