Retrieving saved network password

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mattwolfmatt, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. mattwolfmatt macrumors 65816


    Jun 7, 2008
    My wife and son are at her parent's house tonight, and I'm back at our house. I sent her there with a new ipod touch, so we can Facetime (I have an iphone 4). I told her she'd have to input her dad's network password.

    When she gets there she calls and says he can't remember the password. Then I remember it's saved on my MBP. I look it up (Settings>Network>advanced>[His network]>edit) and I can tell it's 10 characters (10 dots), but the "show password" box is ghosted. Other networks are 9 or 16 or 14 characters. His is a WPA2 network, like most of the others on the list.

    I'm running OSX 10.6.4.

    I seem to recall there was a way to show the password of a saved network. My MBP connects automatically . . . so it's on here somewhere. Can anyone help me out?

  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Have a look in the Keychain using Keychain Access.
  3. mattwolfmatt thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 7, 2008
    THIS is why I love MR. 60 seconds and I got what I'm looking for. Thanks RobbieDuncan.

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