Wi-Fi Passwords are not visible when you are not connected to them but here we show you a trick to view them even when you are not connected to them.

Frist let’s see how to view Wi-Fi key when are you connected by simply clicking few times.

This method works on windows 7, 8, vista and 10.

right click on Wi-Fi Icon on the notification area and select “Open Network and Sharing Center”

Open Wi-Fi network sharing center

in th “Network and Sharing Center” you can see the list of all the network that your are connected to.

under “View Your Active networks” on right side Click on “Wi-Fi (your net Name), and it will open currently connected network Wi-Fi Status window.

Network Sharing Center

In this windows Click on “Wireless Properties” to open “Wireless Network Properties” window.

Wifi Status Window

from this window open the security Tab

Wireless network properties window


Finally in this Tab  you can see the option to view network security key click on show Characters to view the hidden security key.

Wireless network properties security tab

this was an easy graphical way of viewing network security key by simply clicking few times, but this method won’t work when you are not connected to the network that you and to view the security key.


View Wi-Fi Password (Security key) that you are not currently connected to

open command prompt with admin rights, to do that you have several ways, One way is to open start menu and type “cmd” and when you found it right click and select “run as administrator”


CMD Search in Start Menu

In the command prompt window type “netsh wlan show profiles” to list all the available profiles, and here is all the list of Wi-Fi networks you have already connected to.

CMD - netsh wlan show profiles

find the SSID (network name) you want to view the secret key and replace it with “profile-name” in the bellow command

netsh wlan show profile name=”Profile-Name” key=clear.

show Wifi Secret key by cmd

that’s it, you are all set, the secret key of the network you wanted is now displayed under security setting > key content.