Find Wi-Fi Password of all connected networks on Windows 10 using CMD

'Get All Connected Networks Password Easily'

Internet, a global system of interconnected networks that all of us use in our day-to-day life. It has become a part of our life. Whether it’s browsing, checking on social media, researching one way or another we all are engaged and connected to the internet. Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity), a word that brings a smile to all the people. You may be using Wi-Fi on your desktop or laptop at different places. Let’s say you, friend is at a place but he does not know the Wi-Fi password. But you have been there and connected to the Wi-Fi network previously. Now, your buddy seeks help to get the password. But how will you help him as you are not connected to that network anymore?

Here’s the catch, every time you connect to a Wi-Fi, your device (laptop/desktop) automatically creates and stores a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) Profile alongside other details. And you can easily access the profiles stored on your device without any hassle using Windows command prompt. You don’t have to store any third-party software.

How to find the Wi-Fi password of all connected networks on Windows 10 using cmd?

Follow the given instructions to know the Wi-Fi password using cmd of all connected networks on Windows 10:

  • Run Windows command prompt (cmd) as administrator. If you do not know how to open and run cmd as administrator, please read 10 Cool Ways to Open Command Prompt in Windows!
  • Type the following command and press enter. It will display a list of all networks device has been connected to.

NETSH WLAN SHOW PROFILE

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  • Type the command below. Here instead of ‘WIFI_NAME’, you have to write the network name that you want to find the password of.

NETSH WLAN SHOW PROFILE WIFI_NAME KEY=CLEAR

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Here I want to know the password of the Network BANESHWOR. So, I have to write

NETSH WLAN SHOW PROFILE BANESHWOR KEY=CLEAR

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  • The details of the network will be displayed as above.

How to turn on Mac Randomization on Windows 10 using Windows?

What is the MAC address?

Media Access Control (MAC) is a unique identifier given to the Network Interface Card (NIC) as a hardware address. On simple terms, it’s a ‘computer fingerprint for a network device’. When your device is not connected to a network, it sends a signal to look for a network. The signal consists of unique physical hardware (MAC) address for your device.

Your device may not be connected to a secure network every time. It may be connected to the networks available in public places, parks, hotels, etc. You probably don’t want anyone to track your location based on your device’s MAC address. So, it’s beneficial for you to use random hardware address (MAC).

Turn on Random hardware address

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  • Press the Windows key and type ‘Settings’. Under the settings, go to ‘Network & Internet’.
  • On the left-hand side, click on Wi-Fi. Select ‘Advanced Options’ and turn on ‘Random Hardware Address’.

If you want to turn on Random Hardware Address for a specific network then,

  • Press the Windows key and type ‘Settings’. Under the settings, go to ‘Network & Internet’.
  • On the left-hand side, click on Wi-Fi and select ‘Manage known networks’.
  • Choose the network, tap on ‘Properties’ and manage the setting under ‘Use random hardware addresses for this network’ as you wish.

That’s it. You’re done. If you have any confusion on how to find the password of connected networks or on how to turn on Random hardware address please comment down. We will try our best to help you.


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