Here is a Trick to Find Passwords of All Connected Wi-Fi Networks Using CMD
In this article, we will be learning how to find a particular Wi-Fi password using the command prompt instead of Windows GUI. These steps work even when you are totally offline or you are not connected to the particular WI-Fi profile you are looking the password for.
How to know the WiFi password using cmd:
Open the command prompt and run it as administrator. One of the first things to do is to open the command prompt in administrator mode. In older Windows 7/8.1 run PC/Laptops right click on command prompt and choose Run as administrator from the drop-down menu
For that type following command in the cmd:
netsh wlan show profileThis command will list out all the WiFi profiles that your PC/laptop has ever connected to.
netsh wlan show profile WiFi-name key=clearThe result will be something like this
Turn On Mac Randomization On Windows 10 using CMD
The Command Line is also useful for further experimentation with WiFi profiles. Besides finding out the Wi-Fi password, you can also use this result to further optimize your WiFi. For example, Under the profile information, you can see mac randomization is disabled. You can turn on mac randomization feature to avoid your location tracking based on the device’s MAC address.
Here is how to turn on mac randomization on Windows 10:
- Go to settings and click on ‘Network & internet’
- Choose the ‘WiFi’ in the left pane and click on the advanced option.
- Turn on the ‘Random Hardware Address’ feature under this settings.
- Once you have turned this on, your MAC address will be randomly set by Windows making it difficult for anybody to track you using your MAC address.
Sometimes choosing the right channel can increase you Wi-Fi speed substantially and remove interference.