How to Easily Find and Change Wi-Fi Password on Windows 11 PC

The Wi-Fi password is something we often forget, and it becomes a hassle when we want to connect a new device or share the password with someone else. In this article, we will show you how to easily find your Wi-Fi password using Windows 11 and how to change it so that you can remember it later.

Find Wi-Fi Password on Windows 11

Finding the Wi-Fi password on a Windows computer is fairly easy. Here's the easiest and fastest way to do it:

  1. Click on the Start/Windows button and search for Control Panel. Open it from the search results.

  2. Go to Network and Internet.

  3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.

  4. Click on the name of your Wi-Fi network next to Connections.

  5. In the pop-up that follows, click on Wireless Properties under the General tab.

  6. In the second pop-up, under the Security tab, check Show characters to view the password in the Network security key area.

Make sure that you are alone and no one is watching when you do this to protect your Wi-Fi password.

Now you can use this password to connect any device to the Wi-Fi network.

Change Wi-Fi Password on Windows 11

Changing your Wi-Fi password on Windows 11 is just as easy. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings app. Select Network & internet in the left sidebar and then click on Advanced network settings in the right sidebar.

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on More network adapter options.

  3. That will open Network Connections in a new window. Right-click on the Wi-Fi network that you are connected to and select Status from the context menu.

  4. Click on Wireless Properties in the pop-up that follows.

  5. In yet another pop-up, you can change the Wi-Fi password by editing the value of the Network security key. Click on OK to save changes.

After changing the Wi-Fi password, you will need to re-enter the new password on all previously connected devices.

Why Change Wi-Fi Password on Windows 11

There are several reasons why you may want to change your Wi-Fi password:

  • Your Wi-Fi password has been shared with too many people, causing network congestion.
  • An employee or guest has left, and you no longer want them to use your Wi-Fi network.
  • You suspect or know that your Wi-Fi network has been hacked and want to secure it.
  • The Wi-Fi password is complicated or hard to remember, or it was set by someone else, and you want to change it to something you can remember.

What's Your Wi-Fi Password?

Most users tend to choose weak passwords for their Wi-Fi networks. It is recommended to choose a strong password that is alphanumeric and includes special characters. A strong password will not only protect your bandwidth but also your data, ensuring privacy.

To overcome the challenge of remembering complex passwords, you can use a password manager like Dashlane, BitWarden, or 1Password.

By following these simple steps, you can easily find and change your Wi-Fi password on Windows 11, ensuring a secure and reliable connection for all your devices.