Disable "Show Pre-Shared Key"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Resolution, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Resolution macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008

    Does anyone know if it is possible to disable the "Show Password" feature when creating or editing a wireless profile on a Macbook? The reason for this is that the hospital network I work on is still using pre-shared keys (crazy, I know) and Mac's are only allowed access to the wireless via VPN since they make the key visible in plain-text within the network settings. If someone could answer this, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
  2. iMav macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2008
    Columbus, WI
    It's a good policy to grant access to your network from wireless clients via VPN regardless. I'm pretty sure it is fairly easy to get the key or passphrase from windows machines as well...but I'd have to get on a windows box and verify.

    And, to answer your question...I don't believe there is anyway to accomplish what you are asking.
  3. Resolution thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008
    There is a way on Windows to export the wireless settings from one machine to another, but it's not as intuitive as clicking "show password".

    I didn't think there was a known way to do this since I can find nothing from searching Google or the forums. Thanks for the reply.

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