3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 2, 2011 2:34 PM by chrisfromhopewell
grantsales Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Can't recover Wi-Fi passwords in AirPort; the option is grayed out.



I set up my WPA2 network and checked the box to show the password and still when I go into AirPort I can't select the box. I can do it on my roommates MacBook but doesn't seem to work on my MacBook Pro.



I have all the latest software and updates. I'd like to be able to recover passwords in AirPort rather then going into my Keychain utility.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (56,240 points)
    You should be able to get to your passwords if you are the admin.



    "I set up my WPA2 network and checked the box to show the password and still when I go into AirPort I can't select the box."

    Did you restart your computer afterwards?



    Suggest that you cross-post in the AirPort where the AP users hang out if you are having problems.









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  • grantsales Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I guess I'll have to do that. and Ya, my account is an admin account. I can get the passwords out of my keychain but don't want to go through that much work
  • chrisfromhopewell Level 4 Level 4 (1,085 points)

    Open Keychain Access.

    Make sure that the lock in the upper left hand corner is unlocked.

    In the upper column at the left click "login"

    In the lower column at the left click "passwords"

    Find the name of the network and double click it.

    Click and check off the box at the bottom of the new window that says "Show password:"

    Enter your administrator password.