It's been on the market for a while, but you may not yet have mastered all the possibilities that Windows 10 offers. Some of them are very useful. But they are hidden and go unnoticed at first glance. Among them, the option to see the password of a WiFi network to which we are connected . An interesting function if, for example, we want to give the password to a friend who comes home and it is one of those kilometer keys that we have written down on a paper or on the back of the router. We tell you step by step how to find a password for a WiFi network in Windows 10.
The first thing to say is that Microsoft deserves a slap on the wrist for not providing access to this feature. In fact, it is not in the system's own Windows 10 WiFi settings. To access it, you must take advantage of the Windows 7 legacy configuration .
Steps to see the password of a WiFi network in Windows 10
In the search bar to the right of the start button we enter "Control Panel". Within this menu the option that interests us is the "Network and shared resources center".
At the top right we can see the connection to which we are currently connected. In our case, to a Jazztel own network. If we click on the name of the network, a small window appears with the network options called "Wi-Fi Status".
The next step we have to take is to click on the " Wireless properties " menu . Again, a second window opens with various options. At the top there are two tabs. The one that interests us is the second, which has the title of "Security".
There are three boxes, one to see the type of security, a second for the type of encryption and finally the network security key. In order to see the password of the WiFi network, it is necessary to check the option "Show characters" . Windows 10 may require us to enter the administrator password in order to follow these steps.