It is very common to lose your Wi-Fi network password. Unlike other important login credentials, we generally don’t tend to save our Wi-Fi login credentials in a separate file. The reason being, once you log in, check, check the save password box, further, the auto-connect checkbox, you rarely have to bother about your Wi-Fi password. Your PC never asks you to enter your Wi-Fi password.
However, on certain occasions, you might need to produce your Wi-Fi password. For instance, you bought a new tablet computer and want to hook it up with the home Wi-Fi, or you want to share your password with your cousin who is visiting for a couple of days. What if you forgot to save your Wi-Fi credentials in a separate file? How will your cousin have access to hi-speed internet?
What are the 2 best ways to find your Wi-Fi password on Windows 10 PC?
1) Find your Wi-Fi password via Windows 10’s Network and Sharing Center
Finding your Wi-Fi password via Network and Sharing Center is simple and painless. In fact, this is the textbook method to do so. To get started, you will need another Windows 10 machine already connected to your home Wi-Fi network. You will be retrieving your Wi-Fi password from this machine.
Next, on this second machine connected to Wi-Fi, Goto Start button, then select Settings > Network & Internet > Status > Network and Sharing Center. Here you will find your Wi-Fi network name, select it.
Further, beneath Wi-Fi Status, select Wireless Properties. Once you are in Wireless Network Properties, select the Security tab, then select the Show characters check box. It will show you the Wi-Fi password in the Network security key box. You can use this password to login to your home Wi-Fi network from any other device.
2) Use a password recovery software
Don’t want the hassle of digging in your Windows 10 settings or take the longer route of resetting your router, entirely? No problem. There are password recovery tools available that will retrieve your Wi-Fi passwords within seconds. All you have to do is, download and install a free of cost password recovery software like WiFi Password Revealer on your Windows 10 PC.
Once you are done installing this application, simply run it to immediately receive all the previously saved passwords to your Wi-Fi network. You will see a list of all the passwords that you had set in the past. Along with the Wi-Fi name and Password, you can also view the Authentication, Encryption and Connection type; in case you need this information.
To send this information to another computer, simply go to File and save the file to a Microsoft Excel (*.xls), HTML (*.html), comma-separated file (*.csv), Text file (*.txt) file format. Save it in your hard drive and send the file via email or FTP.
I hope the information provided in this post helps you to retrieve your Wi-Fi password from your Windows 10 PC. Before you share your password with anyone or enter it in a device, make sure your trust the person or know the device owner well. You don’t want to compromise your security.