Retrieving saved network password

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

  1. mattwolfmatt macrumors 65816

    mattwolfmatt

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Have a look in the Keychain using Keychain Access.
     
  3. mattwolfmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

    mattwolfmatt

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

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