Windows 11 will allow easy viewing of saved Wi-Fi passwords

Windows 11 users will be able to view Wi-Fi passwords more easily
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Microsoft is working on an easy way to view all saved Wi-Fi passwords in Windows 11. The new feature is now available in Windows 11 Preview Build 23466, which became available this week to Windows Insiders in the Dev channel.

To see saved passwords from wireless networks, just go to “Settings”, then open the “Network and Internet” section, select the “Wi-Fi” item and the “Manage known networks” option.

In the window that opens, you will see a list of all saved Wi-Fi networks. All that remains is to select the network you are interested in and click the “View Wireless Wi-Fi Network Key” button.

Now, in stable versions of Windows 11, finding the password for the Wi-Fi network is not so easy, notes The Verge. To see the password from the network to which the device is currently connected, you need to open the properties of the wireless connection and enable the “Show symbols” option in the “Security” tab.

If the user for some reason needs to view saved passwords from other wireless networks, then he will need to start the command line and learn how to use the “netsh” command to get the information he is interested in.

The mentioned innovation will greatly facilitate the review of saved passwords from Wi-Fi networks. At this point, the new feature is available in a beta version of Windows 11 that is available to members of the Insiders program. It is not yet known when the feature will appear in stable versions of the operating system.

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