Forgot your WiFi password? Or network administrator typed it for you and didn’t gave you the password? Now.. you gotta connect a second device like your tablet or mobile phone? So what do you do in a case like this? Well, we have got a solution. In this solution, we will utilize Command Prompt to extract your WiFi network password, saved deep inside your computer. For Mac, we will use Terminal.
- Open Command Prompt in administrator mode. Press Windows key, type cmd & right-click the icon, select Run as administrator. Click Yes if “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC?” dialog appears. There?
- Type following command into the Command Prompt:
netsh wlan show profile name=dekho geeko wifi key=clear
- Don’t forget to replace ‘dekho geeko wifi’ with your WiFi SSID (name of WiFi network you’re connected to).
- Hit Enter. Password of that network will appear right under Security Settings section. No, you don’t need to be connected to the device to make this command work. However you need to have been connected to that network once & that network’s must not have changed, then.
- Look right-beside “Key Content” row. That’s your password!
For Mac OS X
To find out your WiFi network password, method for Mac OS X is slightly different. It’s worth mentioning separately. So here’s it:
- Open Spotlight (press Cmd + Space), type terminal and open Terminal program.
- Type the command provided below:
security find-generic-password -wa dekho geeko wifi
- Of course, you will replace ‘dekho geeko wifi’ to your WiFi SSID (name of your targeted network), right?
- Hit Enter.
- You should find your password right beside password row.
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