Finding WI-FI  Password On Windows


When the system is connected to a WI-FI network if we don’t know the password what we have typed earlier to connect to a particular WI-FI Network .Probably you might have forgot the password or else your system administrator changed your password without knowing you.

You want to connect for a second device like your mobile phone to the same network but how will you connect to the same network ? By sending password request to the network admin or else open the command prompt in your computer and select the saved password in one easy step. This technique works both on Mac and Window PCs.

Open the command prompt in administrator mode and then Type cmd in the Run box, and right-click the command prompt button and select Run as Administrator (see how). Then enter the below command and click on enter to see the WiFi password .

netsh wlan show profile name=labnol key=clear

Keep in mind to relocate labnol with the name of your Wireless SSID (this is the name of the Wi-Fi network that you connect to your computer ). The password will be proved under the Security Setting section (see screenshot).
If you only want to see the password but not the other information, then use the findstr command.

netsh wlan show profile name=labnol key=clear | findstr Key

Illustration Of Wi-Fi Password On Mac OS X

Your Mac OS will use keychain to store the configuration information of the WI-FI Network and also use BSD Command Security to search anything inside the keychain and the WIFI Password will be displayed on the plain text.

security find-generic-password -wa labnol

To reveal the WIFI Password on linux

The linux OS is also used to get the WI-FI Password. Substitute the labnol with the wireless name of your network. The value of the below PSK is your password.

sudo cat /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/labnol | grep psk=

If you don’t know the network name, use the following command.

sudo grep psk= /etc/Network Manager/system-connections/*


If you are using this technique to get back the WiFi password on Your Windows computer but the error that comes says – “The Wireless AutoConfig Service (wlansvc) is not working” – here’s a simple fix:
Click On Windows Start button and type “services.msc” in the Run box to access Windows Services. Here go to the WLAN Autoconfig service and Check whether the status is Running. Else right-click the WLAN AutoConfig service, select Properties and go to Dependencies. Check all the dependencies to confirm they are all running.

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