Whenever you come to a new environment, finding the Wi-Fi password and successfully joining must be one of the things you should consider.Fortunately, both the Wi-Fi name and password are often stored on your computer.Your computer should automatically connect to this network when you're nearby again, but you may need to know the specifics of this Wi-Fi network if you have other devices to connect to the Internet.
Fortunately, whether you're using a MacBook Pro running MacOS Monterey, or an HP Pavilion All-one with Windows 11, there's an easy way to find the passwords for all Wi-Fi networks you've connected to on MacOS and Windows .Let's see together:
Find Wi-Fi Password on MacOS
Every password you enter and save on your Mac is stored in Keychain Access, MacOS' password management system, including Wi-Fi network passwords, of course.
1. Click System under System Keychains in the sidebar.
2. Next, click Password at the top of the window.
3. Find the Wi-Fi network for which you want to enter the password and double-click it.
4. Finally, check the box next to "Show password" and enter your password when prompted.
Find all your stored Wi-Fi passwords in the Keychain Access app on MacOS.
A blank password field will display your password to log into that Wi-Fi network.Then, if desired, you can double-click the password field to select the password and copy it to the clipboard.
Find Wi-Fi Password on Windows
On Windows, finding the password of the Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to is relatively simple, and there are two methods, as follows:
1. Click the "Start" button, then go to "Control Panel" > "Network and Internet" > "Network and Sharing Center" (Windows 11) or "Settings" > "Network and Internet" > "Status" > "Network and Sharing" Center" (Windows 10).
2. Next to "Connect", tap your Wi-Fi network name, it will be displayed in blue.
3. On the Wi-Fi Status page that opens, click Wireless Properties, and then click the Security tab.
4. Finally, check the box next to "Show characters" on which to display your Wi-Fi network password.
You can easily find the password of the Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to on Windows.
There is also a method that not only allows you to view the passwords of any Wi-Fi networks you are currently connected to, but also find the passwords of all Wi-Fi networks you have connected to on your Windows computer.The operation is as follows:
1. Right-click the Windows icon on the desktop taskbar.
2. Click Windows Terminal (Manage).
3. Type netsh plan show profile and hit Enter on your keyboard to see each Wi-Fi network you are connected to.
4. Once you find the Wi-Fi network for which you want to enter the password, type netsh wlan show profile "(Wi-Fi network name)" key=clear (for example, netsh wlan show profile "Netgear667" key=clear) and press Enter.
You can find all your Wi-Fi network passwords using Windows Terminal.
Profile, connectivity, security, and cost settings are displayed. The Wi-Fi network password will appear next to "Key Content" under "Security Settings".In addition to Windows Terminal, you can also use the Command Prompt application to type the commands listed above to find the Wi-Fi password.
Learning to find your Wi-Fi password is a must if you work in an indeterminate location and require access to digital devices.
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