The wireless Network security key(encryption key) is the password required for the user’s PC to connect to a secure access point (such as a router) on the wireless network.
▼ The Wi-Fi key is usually written on the back of the wireless LAN router.
▼ 1Network security key: Instead of PIN, you enter the network security key as below.
2SSID: The Network name of the wireless LAN router, Buffalo-G-41B2 as above.
3PIN: You need to enter the PIN of SSID when connecting to the network by a Wireless LAN in Windows 10. Usually, entering 8 digits.
Here’s how to check the router’s security key (encryption key) at the command prompt.
Starting the Command Prompt
▼ Pressing the shortcut key 2Command Prompt.keys, the following Context Menu is displayed. Click
Or right-click on the 2Command Prompt., and click
After Windows 10 Creators Update(version 1703), Command Prompt on the right-click menu ofis missing.
“Windows Powershell” has become the default shell tool. You can check how to switch to the missing”Command Prompt” in the following post.
Check your network security key
▼ Enter the following 1Command Line, and press thekey.
1netsh wlan show profile name=”SSID” key=clear
As a result, 2Key Content：Alphanumeric password of the Network security key is displayed.