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Get the Wi-Fi Password of your Current Network

posted Aug 13, 2015, 9:52 AM by Sanjeev Jain   [ updated Aug 13, 2015, 9:55 AM ]
If  you have forgotten the  password that you had earlier used to connect to a particular WiFi network, you can still get it by following the instructions below.

For Windows

Open the command prompt in administrator mode by typing “cmd” in the Run box, right-click the command prompt icon and choose Run as Administrator. Now enter the following command and hit enter to see the WiFi password.

netsh wlan show profile name=wifiname key=clear

Remember to replace wifiname with the name of your Wireless network. The password will show under the Security Setting section.

For Mac OS X

Open Spotlight (Cmd+Space) and type terminal to open the Terminal window. At the command line, enter the following command (replace wifiname with your WiFi name), then enter your Mac username and password, the Wi-FI network password would be displayed on the screen.

security find-generic-password -wa wifiname

For Linux

At the command prompt type the following command:

sudo cat /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/wifiname | grep psk=

The value of the field psk is your WiFi password.