How to find the saved Wireless passwords in Windows 7

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Ever found yourself in a situation when you need to provide someone or yourself the WEP, WPA, WPA2-PSK password of the wifi network you are using or have used it previously and you are left wondering: “How do I find the wireless password saved in Windows?“. By default Windows saves the wireless password when you choose “connect automatically”. All these keys along with the wireless network settings are stored in Windows. If in a case you need to see the passwords specific to a network, you can fetch it back from Windows in following simple steps.

Go to Start Button and then Control Panel. Here choose Network and Internet.

In here, select Network and Sharing Center.

On the left column, choose Manage Wireless Networks.

Here you can see all the wireless networks you have connected to previously. Right click on the desired network and choose Properties.

Go to Security tab and choose Show Characters.

Voila! you have the password. Enjoy.
This post may help you if you are looking to find the saved wireless passwords in Ubuntu.

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  • http://gauravtiwari.org/ Gaurav Tiwari

    Great. I was asking my friend for his Wifi PIN and he was negating as he don’t remember that one. Thanks for such a nice info Abhisek. We are missing you on WordPress.com. This site is comparatively slow and half an hour ago it was showing a notice like, ‘Error Estabilishing Database Connection’ on my Opera Mini.

    • http://www.computerandyou.net/ Abhishek Prakash

      I am trying to establish Computer And You as a Tech-Mag and this is why opted out to self hosted wordpress.org from wordpress.com and in this process I lost many readers as well. At times I miss being on wordpress.com.

      By the way..Thanks for noticing the slow loading of the site. I have to take up the issue with my host service provider.