Last updated on July 19th, 2019 at 06:31 am
When your PC is connected to some wifi network but you forget its password or you just want to see the password of any wifi connection on your PC then you can easily know wifi password using cmd. There are different ways to retrieve wifi password but cmd seems to be easy and by this, you can find the password of all the networks connected earlier even if they are not connected at present.
Whenever someone starts wifi connection and enters a password, then PC automatically save that password. By following simple steps below you can easily find the password of all wifi connections available on your list.
Know WiFi Network Password on Windows
STEP 1: Open Command Prompt and run this as administrator. Right-click on the command prompt and tap Run as administrator.
STEP 2: Your PC may be connected to many wireless networks to see all type the below command and press enter.
netsh wlan show profiles
Here you will see all the wireless connection that is recently connected to your PC. You must note that user profile name whose password you want to know.
STEP 3: Once you note the network name type below command and then press enter. Replace iPhone in below command with your network name.
netsh wlan show profile name=iPhone key=clear
Here you will see key content which is your password of that network.
See WiFi Network Password on Mac OS X
STEP 1: Either from a Spotlight search (cmd+space) or Applications folder, open a new terminal window (type terminal).
STEP 2: Enter the below command. Replace SSID in below command with your network name whose password you want to know.
security find-generic-password -ga SSID | grep password
STEP 3: You may ask your admin login details. Once you enter the login credentials you can see WiFi password of the network you listed.
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