When I originally connected to my school wifi network I had to enter a username and password (after the wifi password). I now have a new laptop that I am trying to connect but I can't remember the username and password that is needed. There is no one I can ask about it for the next few weeks. Is there any way to view this saved login? Obviously I have admin privileges. Thanks.


If the old laptop is currently connected to that network do the following:

  1. Press the Start button, then select Settings > Network & Internet > Status > Network and Sharing Center.
  2. In Network and Sharing Center, next to Connections, select your Wi-Fi network name.
  3. In the Wi-Fi Status window, select Wireless Properties.
  4. In Wireless Network Properties, select the Security tab, then select the Show characters check box.
  5. Your Wi-Fi network password is displayed in the Network security key box.

If that network is not currently connected on the old laptop you can get the password through CMD or Powershell:

  1. Right-click on the Windows icon on the start screen, and open Command prompt/Powershell as an administrator. Now type the following command: netsh wlan show profile
  2. This command will list all Wi-Fi profiles that you’ve ever connected to.
  3. Now for revealing the password of a specific network, use the command netsh wlan show profile “NETWORK NAME” key=clear”. Substitute “NETWORK NAME” with the Wi-Fi network you want to see the password of
  4. You’ll be able to see Wi-Fi password in ‘key content,’ under security settings.

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