AirPort network access keys

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Alan S, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Alan S macrumors member

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    #1
    I got an AirPort express about 3 months ago, and created some keys to log on to the network.

    The problem is I've lost the paper they were written on, and my memory if failing me right now.

    Any way to look up these keys? On either attached devices or AirPort Utility?
     
  2. andrewtj macrumors newbie

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    Aug 13, 2009
    #2
    If you have access to a Mac that has already connected and saved the password to the network, you can retrieve the password from the Key Chain Access Utility (found in Applications -> Utilities). If you open it up, go to view and select 'Show Keychains' you should be able to recover it by finding it under either the 'login' or 'System Roots' keychains (left-hand pane after clicking 'Show Keychains'), double-clicking it and then selecting 'Show password'.
     
  3. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    This is your best bet. Good luck!
     
  4. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    #4
    If you are not connected to the router really the only way to get them back is to do a hard reset of the router and set it all up again.
     

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