Wireless network security key is the password that is required to connect your device to a secured access point wireless. Windows create a profile for the Wi-Fi network when you connect to a wireless network for the first time. All the information such as SSID, password key etc. is saved in the profile of Wireless network. If you want to find Wireless network security key password in your Windows 10 PC, you can adopt any of the methods which we are going to explain in this blog post.

To Find Wireless Network Security Key Password Using Wireless Network Properties

Press Win+X key and select Network Connections.

network connections

Double click on the network connection, for which you want to find Wireless network security key.

Wi-Fi status window will appear. Click on Wireless Properties button.

wireless network properties

On the next window, select security tab and check mark Show characters box. Now you can see the required security key under “Network security key”.

find wireless network security key in properties

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To Find Wireless Network Security Key Password Using Command Prompt

Hit Win button, type cmd and hit Enter key to launch Command Prompt. Now run the following command

Netsh wlan show profiles

You can see a list of Wireless Network profiles. Now make a note of SSID name of network profile, for which you want to find Wireless Network security key.

Netsh wlan show profiles command on cmd

Now run the following command

Syntax:
Netsh wlan show profile name=“SSID” key=clear

Example:
Netsh wlan show profile name=“iTBrains” key=clear

Scroll down the window until you find “Security settings” section. You can see Wireless Network security key in front of Key Content.

Netsh wlan show profile name=“SSID” key=clear

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To Find Wireless Network Security Key Password Using PowerShell

Press Win button, type PowerShell and select the Windows PowerShell app.

Windows PowerShell

Now copy & paste the following command and press Enter key.

(netsh wlan show profiles) | Select-String "\:(.+)$" | %{$name=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{(netsh wlan show profile name="$name" key=clear)}  | Select-String "Key Content\W+\:(.+)$" | %{$pass=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{[PSCustomObject]@{ PROFILE_NAME=$name;PASSWORD=$pass }} | Format-Table -Wrap

see wireless network security key in powsershell

The output will show all your Wireless Network Profiles with SSID names and passwords (security keys). See the screenshot.

find wireless network security passwords in PowerShell

If you want the output as text file on your desktop, run the following command on PowerShell.

(netsh wlan show profiles) | Select-String "\:(.+)$" | %{$name=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{(netsh wlan show profile name="$name" key=clear)}  | Select-String "Key Content\W+\:(.+)$" | %{$pass=$_.Matches.Groups[1].Value.Trim(); $_} | %{[PSCustomObject]@{ PROFILE_NAME=$name;PASSWORD=$pass }} | Format-Table -Wrap | Out-File "$env:userprofile\Desktop\WirelessNetworkSecurityKeys.txt"

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