How to see the WiFi password from your PC

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See the WiFi password from your PC

You have a computer with it installed Windows and you would like to understand how to see the WiFi password from PC? Then follow the instructions on what to do that I have provided you with below. The procedure differs slightly depending on whether you are using it Windows 10, Windows 8.x, or Windows 7 or versioni precedenti of the Microsoft operating system. Nothing complicated anyway, do not worry.



Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10, you can view the password of the wireless network you are connected to directly from your PC by right clicking on thewifi icon (Quella with him cleats) that you find innotify area (next to the system clock) and selecting the item Open Connection and Internet Settings give the menu check if you press.

In the window that you will see appear on the desktop at this point, make sure that the item is selected State on the left (otherwise you can do it yourself) and click on the wording network and sharing center post in basso a destra.

In the additional window that opens, click on wireless network name present under the heading Internet (left), then presses the button Wireless properties and click on the tab Safety.

Once this is done, you will be able to see the password of the WiFi connection in question next to the entry Network security key. If the password is not visible, you can fix it by putting a check mark on the box corresponding to the wording Show characters.



If this can be useful to you, I would like to point out that from the same window through which you can view the WiFi password on Windows 10 you can also change it (if it has been changed in the modem settings), filling in the field correctly Network security key e pigging your pulse OK.

In addition to the same as I indicated earlier, you can find out what is the password used for the WiFi network to which the computer is currently connected via the Command Prompt. So, start the latter by typing Command Prompt in the Campo di Ricerca annesso al Start menu and select the relevant result.

In the window that appears on the desktop, type the command netsh wlan show profile name = NetworkName key = clear (having the foresight to replace a NetworkNameWiFi the full name of the WiFi network you are connected to) and enter it by pressing the button Submit on the keyboard.

Once this is done, you will therefore see a whole series of information relating to the wireless connectivity of the PC, including the password of the wireless network, visible in clear text at the wording Key content.

Windows 8.x

If it is installed on your PC Windows 8.x, to be able to see the WiFi password, proceed as follows: right click on thewifi icon (Quella with him cleats) that you find innotify area system (next to the Windows clock) and choose, from the menu that opens, the option Open Network and Sharing Center.


In the window that you see appear on the desktop at this point, select the WiFi network name che trovi sotto the dicitura Internet (left), click the button Wireless properties and select the scheda Safety.


After completing all the above steps, you will finally be able to know the reference wireless connection password next to the wording Network security key. To see the password in clear text (in case it is not visible), check the box next to the item Show characters.

I would also like to point out that from the same window through which you can view the WiFi password on Windows 8.x you can change it (if it has been changed in the modem settings), by filling in the field correctly Network security key and clicking the button OK.

Also in the case of Windows 8.x, moreover, you can find the password used to establish access to the wireless network to which you are connected by acting from the command line, using, in fact, the Command Prompt. The procedure to follow is the same as I pointed out to you in the chapter dedicated to Windows 10.

Windows 7 and earlier versions

Stai using Windows 7 or versioni precedenti of the Microsoft operating system, to be able to see the WiFi password, you must proceed as follows: click onnetwork icon (Quella with him cleats WiFi) located next to the system clock, in thenotify area, right click on the connection name reference and select the item Property give the menu to compare.


In the window that opens on the desktop, select the tab Safety and you will be able to view the password of your wireless network, corresponding to the field Network security key. If the password is covered by the dots, put a check mark in the box next to the entry Show characters to be able to view it in clear text.

Through the window through which to view the WiFi password on Windows 7 and earlier versions, you can also change the latter (if it has been changed in the modem settings), filling in the field with the updated data Network security key and clicking on the button OK.


Finally, I would like to point out that even in the case of Windows 7 and other older versions of Windows, you can find the password of the WiFi connection in use from the Command Prompt, following the instructions on what to do that I gave you in the chapter dedicated to Windows 10.

See the WiFi password from the Apple PC

Possiedi a Mac and would you like to understand how to see the WiFi password? Then I am happy to inform you that, regardless of the version of MacOS employed, the steps to be taken are always the same and are also extremely simple.

To begin with, open the application Portachiavi access, which is available "standard" on macOS and through which it is possible to store the user's passwords and account information: to do this, click on the relative icon (the one with the bunch of keys) present in the folder Other of Launchpad. Alternatively, you can invoke the application via Spotlight, Crab or accessing the cartella Applications> Utilities.

In the window that you see appear on the desktop at this point, click on the item System, attached to the section Keychains in the left sidebar, and then click on the wording Password, which you can always find in the sidebar, in correspondence with the section Category.

At this point, locate the name of your wireless network in the list on the right (if you can't find it, you can help with the search field at the top right), double-click on it and, in the further window that opens, put a check mark on the box next to it to the item Show the password.

Finally, in the other windows that open, type the password of your user account on macOS in the field Password e pulsing sul pulsating OK, immetti il ​​tuo username in the dedicated field and enter the relative one again Password, then click on the button Allow and you will finally be able to view in clear text the password used to protect the reference wireless network, in correspondence with the aforementioned field Show the password.

For completeness of information, I would like to point out that from the same section of Keychain Access you can also change the password used to access the WiFi network (if the previously used one has been changed in the modem settings), by typing it in the field Show the password replacing the one already present and clicking on the button Save Changes below.

In addition to the same as I just indicated, you can view the password of the WiFi network you are connected to with your Mac from the command line. To do this, open the application terminal, recalling it from Launchpad (located in the folder Other) or by Spotlight, Crab or dalla cartella Applications> Utilities.

Once the Terminal window is displayed on the desktop, type the command security find-generic-password -ga NetworkNameWiFi | grep password (taking care to replace a NetworkNameWiFi the full name of the wireless network you are connected to) and enter it by pressing the key Submit on the keyboard.

Then type yours in the further window that opens username on macOS and its Passwordschiaccia il tasto Allow and you will immediately be shown the WiFi password in clear text, in correspondence with the wording Password in the Terminal window.

See the WiFi password from the Linux PC

If on your PC you use Linux, and more specifically Ubuntu (which is one of the most popular and appreciated Linux distros in the world), you can be able to view the password of a WiFi network to which you are connected by first clicking on thenetwork icon located at the top right (in menu bar) and selecting the voice Edit connections give the menu to compare.

In the window that appears, select the name of your wireless connection, click on your bottone Modification, select the scheda Wi-Fi security and check the box next to the item Show the password. Immediately after you will be able to view the WiFi password in clear text, in correspondence with the field Password.

If you then need to change the password saved in the Ubuntu settings to access the reference wireless network (obviously, you must first have changed the WiFi password in the modem management panel), I would like to point out that you can easily do this by typing the new key. safety in the field Password e pigging your pulse Save.

See the WiFi password from your PC by connecting to the modem

In addition to as I have indicated in the previous lines, you can be able to see the WiFi password from the PC by connecting to the modem control panel, using the web browser that you generally use to browse the Internet (eg. Chrome).

So, open the browser of your choice, type theModem IP in the address bar at the top and press the button Submit on the computer keyboard. Typically, the modem's IP address matches 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254. If trying with the IP addresses in question you get an error message, you can be able to find the right one by reading my tutorial on how to find the IP address of the router.

After entering the correct IP address, you may see a screen prompting you to type username and password to login to the administration panel. If so, you can try the combinations admin / admin or admin / password, which are the default for most modems. If inaccurate, read my post on how to see the modem password to find out which ones are the right ones.

Once logged into the modem management panel, look for the entry for Wi-Fi configuration or to Wi-Fi security in the available menus and you will find the wireless network password indicated next to network name same.

If you want, you can also change the security key in use, by filling in the field in question differently and pressing the button Apply / Save. For more information on what to do, I refer you to reading my guide focused specifically on how to change the WiFi password.

For example, if you are using a modem Netgear us Genie interface, to find the password of the wireless network generated by it, you must select the item wireless on the left, locate the section Security Options (WPA2-PSK) and see what is written next to the field Passphrase. To change the password, however, simply fill in the reference field differently and then click on the button Apply on the top.

I'm sorry I can't be more precise in my directions, but the menus and items to select may vary depending on the make and model of modem in use. Anyway, if that helps you, you can try looking for the options related to the configuration and management of the wireless network in the manual of the device and you can read my specific tutorials by brand and by carrier that you find listed here. following.

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