how do I find my wireless password?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by miamicat, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. miamicat macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2010
    Help, I made up a wireless password about a year ago on my mac, and have forgotten it. This hasn't been a problem until now, I purchased a new macbook and it is asking for my password.

    I thought it would be sweet to call my internet provider and after answering security questions they could give me my password, but they said they can't, the password is saved in the modem and I have to contact the modem tech support to find out how to recover my password. Only problem is, the only number I can find for them is a 1300 number in Australia, I live in New Zealand.

    Does anyone know how I can find my password through my computer? I am connected to the wireless modem on this computer, so how do I recover the password through this so I can use it on my new laptop?

    Not sure if it makes a difference, but the modem I am using is Edimax.

    Thank you x 100000 :D
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    On the Mac that has a working connection, look up the name of the wireless LAN you're connected to (via the AirPort Menu Bar icon or the Network Preferences) and then go to Applications > Utilities > Keychain and look up your password.

    For a more detailed guide with pictures, go here.
  3. pcman2000 macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2010
    Another way:
    Go to spoightlight
    Search for "Keychain Access"
    Enter your COmputer password
    in the sidebar, click "System"
    Find your network name
    Double Click it
    Tick 'Show Password"
    Enter your Computer/Login Password again
    Press "Allow"
    VOLIA! :apple:

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