How to Find the WiFi Code Effortlessly in Windows 10

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Windows 10 makes it very easy to find the WiFi code, without having to go every time to look for this code on the label stuck under your box, or on the post-it on the fridge in the kitchen. Windows 10 does indeed know this code, and you just need to enter a small command in Cmd or Powershell to get the famous key in an instant. What facilitate the task of your guests who want to connect to the internet. We explain how to do it in this express tutorial!

Tired of turning over your internet box every time a guest asks you to connect to WiFi? You probably know it: macOS and some Linux distributions give access to a graphics manager which makes it very easy to find any password that has been entered on the machine. However there is not (yet?) Equivalent to that in Windows 10. But it remains relatively simple to find your WiFi code, provided you know by heart a small command Cmd / Powershell very useful.

How to find the WiFi code in Windows 10

Method # 1: via the Network and Sharing Center

It’s very simple :

  1. Go to the magnifying glass icon in the taskbar and start typing Network and Sharing Center
  2. Click on Network and Sharing Center
  3. Click on your WiFi connection
  4. In the WiFi Status window , click Wireless Properties
  5. Go to the Security tab
  6. Check  Show characters

You can then copy and paste the password.

Method # 2: via Cmd

For it :

  1. Open your favorite Command Prompt (Powershell or Cmd) *
  2. Type the following command replacing SSID with the name of the WiFi network

netsh wlan show profile name="SSID" key=clear

  1. You will find the precious sesame in the Security settings section on the Key content line  as in the illustration.

*  As Ludovic Genty points out in the comments, you may have to launch Cmd or PowerShell with administrator privileges to actually see the key in plain text under Windows 10 Pro