Two Command Line Tips You’ll Use

By | October 12, 2015
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How to find your Wi-Fi network password using a simple command

Everyone should be using a Wi-Fi password for their home network. And most of us do. And most of us have Widnows remember that password so we don’t have to type it in whenever we boot up and connect. But sometimes, for instance when setting up another computer, a tablet, or a smartphone, you may need to know the network password. And if you don’t remember what it was, you’ll be fumbling around trying to get those other devices connected.

Thankfully, it is really easy to find your network password. All you need to do is enter in a simple command and in just a minute or two you’ll know what your network password is.

Here’s how you do it:

Step one: Opne a command prompt with administrator privileges:

On Windows 7, type CMD in the Start menu search, press Enter, – right-click CMD when it appears at the top and choose “Run as administrator”.

On Windows 8, press Windows Key + S, type CMD press enter, right-click when it appears and then choose “Run as administrator”.

On Windows 10, click Start, Run, type CMD in the command line, right-click on it, choose “Run as administrator” and press Enter.

Step two:  Enter the following command, at the prompt, substituting your Wi-Fi network name for “SENECA” (network names are not case sensitive in Windows):

netsh wlan show profile name=SENECA key=clear

If you don’t know the name of your network, you can find it in the Network & Sharing Center. You can find Network & Sharing Center in Control Panel.

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How to Find Out When Windows Was Installed on Your Computer:

If you want to know how long it’s been since Windows was installed (or since you reinstalled it) on your computer, it’s easy to do.

Open a command prompt:

On Windows 7, type CMD in the Start menu search, press Enter, – click CMD when it appears at the top.

On Windows 8, press Windows Key + S, type CMD press enter and click on it when it appears.

On Windows 10, click Start, Run, type CMD in the command line, and press Enter.

Windows 7:

In the command dialog at the prompt type:

systeminfo | find /i “install date”

Press Enter.

Windows 8x and Windows 10:

At the command prompt type:

systeminfo | find /i “Original”

Press Enter.

 

Note: If you’ve reinstalled Windows this will give you the date you re-installed Windows and not the original date Windows was installed. But it’s still a great way to see how “old” your current Windows installation is.

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2 thoughts on “Two Command Line Tips You’ll Use

  1. Jason Miller

    Great hint on the network password. If I misplace my Comcast red book with that info and forget where I filed the document in my laptop, this would be the way to get the number. Otherwise I would have to try and read those tiny little numbers on the bottom of the modem. At 72 that is not what I want to do.

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