How to Find Your WIFI Password when You Forgot It? One Simple Hack

How to Find your WIFI Password

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How to Find Your WIFI Password when You Forgot It?


One easy and Simple Hack


Thanks for the request Valery,


To answer your question outright – there are a few ways and depending on if you connected prior or not.


As others have stated – logging into your routers web ui will allow you to review under the wireless →security tabs (generally).


Some routers – have capabilities with phone apps that allow you to adjust and review router config with a clean ui. IE: Netgear Genie.


Also – most routers have a wps button – and many devices can connect this way.. It auto fills the information for you.


Alternatively – lets say you connected to the ssid with your Windows pc.


You can get your password with the following steps.


Open cmd prompt


(In windows 10 you can click start → search for “cmd.exe”)


Best match should show Command Prompt


Once opened enter “netsh wlan show profile” (without “ “)


This will populate a list of all the networks you have recently connected to.


Find the Network SSID (Name) and write it down.


Next enter the following syntax “netsh wlan show profile WiFi-name key=clear


Please note that the SSID you wrote down before you will enter at WIFI-Name.


IE. SSID = Thetimeisnow


Your syntax would be “netsh wlan show profile Thetimeisnow key=clear


Reminder: Do not include “ “ with syntax when applying in cmd.


This will show your password


Below I have included a snippet of what output will look like


The red is where you will find your password.


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Just a fun test – enter the show password command without “clear”


Do you see a difference?


Do you better understand the syntax after reviewing?




Thanks for the request!



Jason Smith



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Reference: Jason Smith ( Application Engineer – Crestron Electronics ). ” How can I see my WIFI password? ”  originally appeared on Quora, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

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