How to Find Wifi Password in Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7

It is very important to secure your wireless network through a strong password, so nobody can have an unauthorized access to your network. But what if you forget or lose your wireless password? Can you recover it? If you have administrative privileges to your user account, then you certainly can!

To do this, right-click on the Network Icon from your Desktop, and click Properties. Meanwhile, if you don’t have Network System icon on your Desktop, then press Windows+R key to open run command, and type NCPA.CPL in the open box, and press OK.

This will then open the Network Connection window. Now, right-click on your Wireless adapter, and then click Status. Click Wireless Properties button, and then click Security tab. Here you will see all of your wireless network security information like, Security Type, Encryption Type, and the Network Security key that have been assigned in asterisk mode. Below you will see the “Show Characters” check box. Make a check mark and your network security key will be visible to you.

You can also access the same Security window by right-clicking on Wireless icon in System Tray, and then click “Open Network and Sharing Center”. Click your Wi-Fi connection, and then click Wireless Properties button. Click Security tab, and make a check mark on Show Characters.