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Here's how to find WiFi password in Windows 11

Windows 11 users can find their WiFi password using simple steps if they have forgotten it. Here is how.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Jun 13 2022, 15:42 IST
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Know how to find WiFi password in Windows 11. (HT_PRINT)

Imagining a life without internet connection now is impossible. For every simple task you need to surf the internet. WiFi or using mobile data has become an unavoidable part of our life. You can also spot WiFi connection almost everywhere- Restaurants, railway stations, offices, homes, among others. But with different WiFi networks, you also need to know several passwords to access the same. And hence you may get confused about the passwords for different WiFi networks. In order to end your confusion you may save the password on your phone or laptop.

But what if you have recently formatted your device or have changed the WiFi password without saving it anywhere? Or what if you have simply forgotten the WiFi password? If such a situation happens you will not be able to access the WiFi connection with any other device where the password has not been saved, You can neither give the password to any other person to access the WiFi connection. However, if you are a Windows 11 user, there is a solution. Also Read: iPhone tips and tricks: Can WiFi password be shared between iPhone and Android? Find out

If you forgot your WiFi network password, you can find it if you have another Windows PC or laptop already connected to your WiFi network. After you find your password, you can use it on another PC or device to connect to your Wi-Fi network. On a Windows PC that's connected to your WiFi network, do one of the following, depending on which version of Windows is running on your PC or laptop.

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Here is how to see WiFi passwords in Windows 11, 10, 8.1 or 7

Step 1:

On Windows 11, select the Start button, type control panel, then select Control Panel > Network and Internet  > Network and Sharing Center.

Step 2:

On Windows 10, select the Start button, then select Settings  > Network & Internet  > Status  > Network and Sharing Center.

Step 3:

On Windows 8.1 or 7, search for Network and, then select Network and Sharing Center from the list of results.

Step 4:

Then once you find the Network and Sharing Center in whichever Windows system you are using, you need to select your Wi-Fi network name, next to Connections.

Step 5:

In Wi-Fi Status, select Wireless Properties.

Step 6:

In Wireless Network Properties, select the Security tab, then select the Show characters check box.

Step 7:

Your Wi-Fi network password will be displayed in the Network security key box.

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First Published Date: 13 Jun, 15:42 IST
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