How to find your Wi-Fi password in Windows 10 and 11

Learn how to find the password of a Wi-Fi network you've connected to in Windows 10 and 11 with these step-by-step tutorials.

Find Wi-Fi password in Windows 10

1. Right-click on the wireless network icon located in the system tray and then click on Open Network & Internet settings.

Open Network and Sharing Center in Windows

2. Scroll down and click on Network and Sharing Center.

You can also open Windows 10 settings > Network & Internet > scroll down and click on Network and Sharing Center.

3. Click on the name of the current Wi-Fi connection.

Open Wi-Fi Connection Properties

4. Click on Wireless Properties.

5. Click on the Security tab.

6. Under Network security key, you check the Show characters option.

Show Network Security Key in Windows

Windows 10 will now show you the password.

Find Wi-Fi password in Windows 11

1. Click on the start menu button.

Windows 11 start menu button

2. Type control panel.

3. Click on Control Panel when it appears in the search results.

Open Control Panel in Windows 11

You can also open Control Panel by pressing the Windows Windows key + R keys on your keyboard > type control in the “Run” window > click on OK or press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Open Control Panel in Windows 11

4. Click on Network and Internet.

Open Network and Internet settings in Windows 11

5. Click on Network and Sharing Centre.

Open Network and Sharing Centre in Windows 11

6. Click on the name of the Wi-Fi network you are connected to.

Wi-Fi network

7. Click on Wireless Properties.

Wireless Properties

8. Click on Security.

Wireless Properties Security tab

9. Click on Show characters.

Show characters

10. When the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes. Depending on your settings, you may also need to enter the admin password and click Yes.

You will now see the password of the Wi-Fi network in the “Network security key” field.

Wi-Fi password