We can obtain the wi-fi, SSID and passwords used in our Windows operating system in two ways.
First one is GUI (graphical user interface) and the other is via Command Prompt. We will demonstrate using both methods.
The first one with
GUI; I will show the operations on
Windows 10, the appearance may differ in other versions.
First, click the Network icon in the lower right corner of the system or click Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel.
Then click the Wi-Fi broadcast,
Then click the Wireless Properties tab.
And as the last step, activate the Show characters option from the Security tab, the password with clear text will be visible.
With this process, you instantly obtained the password of the broadcast you are connected to. You can use
Command Prompt to decrypt all broadcasts you’ve been connected to so far. Now let’s perform the operations through the command. First, let’s list all broadcast profiles with the following command.
netsh wlan show profiles
Then, specify the profile we want to obtain the password and ask us to reflect the password as clear text.
netsh wlan show profiles ‘profile name’ key=clear
And that’s all, but if you specify the
findstr variable assigned to key as follows at the end of the command to see only the key-value instead of all the values of the profile, you get faster results.
netsh wlan show profiles ‘profile name’ key=clear | findstr Key
I hope it has been a useful article.