How to find Wifi Password

If you have to find out password of those wifi connection configured on you Mac, Linux or PC follow the instruction:

REVEAL THE WIFI PASSWORD ON MAC

Your Mac OS X uses Keychain to store the configuration details of the WiFi network and we can use the BSD command “security” to query anything stored inside Keychain, including the Wi-Fi password. Here’s how:

Open Terminal window. At the command line, enter the following command (replace wifiname with your actual WiFi name), then enter your Mac username and password to access the OS X keychain and the Wi-FI network password would be displayed on the screen in plain text.

security find-generic-password -wa wifiname

REVEAL THE WIFI PASSWORD ON PC

Open the command prompt in administrator mode. Type “cmd” in the Run box, right-click the command prompt icon and choose Run as Administrator. Now enter the following command and hit enter to see the WiFi password.

netsh wlan show profile name=wifiname key=clear | findstr Key

REVEAL THE WIFI PASSWORD ON LINUX

This trick for getting Wi-Fi passwords works for Linux too. Substitute wifiname with the wireless name (SSID) of your network. The value of the field psk is your WiFi password.

sudo cat /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/wifiname | grep psk=

If you don’t know the network name, use the following command.

sudo grep psk= /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/

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