How to Check WiFi Security Type in Windows 10

Internet services are part and parcel of daily life in this scientific era. Almost all the applications are using the internet without any discrimination of the use of a wired internet network or a wireless internet network. Wi-Fi is the wireless internet network that spread the internet signal in the air in all directions with the assistance of a Wi-Fi router.

As the signals are transmitted in the open air, any user within the range of the transmitted signals can access the internet if there is no security applied to the Wi-Fi.

Mostly, the Wi-Fi networks are secured with the password. There are different types of securities at the back end of the Wi-Fi password.

You can view the security type of connected Wi-Fi in Windows 10. The following steps will help to view the security type of the connected Wi-Fi.

Click on the Notification Action Center at the bottom left of the Taskbar in Windows 10. Click on the All settings button to open Windows 10 settings.

Windows Settings will open on your screen, click on Network and Internet settings to proceed.

On the left side of Network and Internet settings, click on Wi-Fi to view the wireless networks.

On the right window, click on Show available networks. Make sure that your Wi-Fi button is On.

Connect to a wireless network available in the range of your system.

The connected Wi-Fi will appear in Wi-Fi options now. To view the security type of this connected wireless network, click on the name of the connected Wi-Fi.

A new page having all the information about the connected Wi-Fi network will open. Scroll down the list to the Properties of the connected Wi-Fi. Here you can see the security type of the connected Wi-Fi. In our case, the security type of Wi-Fi is WPA2-Personal.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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