Viewing a saved WiFi password on your Chromebook is not a straightforward task. There are a couple of hoops you’ll need to go through. If you’re looking for an easier solution, you should try viewing the WiFi password on your Android or Windows device, given you are connected to the same network. Read this article to find out how you can do that. You can also share the Wi-Fi password with another device directly from your Android phone. Here are all the different ways you can do that. If you’re still intent on viewing the saved WiFi password on your Chromebook, read along to know how you can go about it.
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Enter Developer Mode
Before you begin, you will need to enter Developer Mode on your Chromebook. This will wipe out all data, profiles, and saved networks on your device. Since all the saved networks will be deleted from your Chromebook, you will only be able to view the passwords that are saved after turning on this mode. Entering Developer Mode on your Chromebook is similar to rooting your Android device.
Here’s how you can enter Developer Mode on your Chromebook.
Step 1: Press Escape, Refresh, and Power Button to boot your Chromebook in recovery mode.
Step 2: Press CTRL+D.
Step 3: Press Enter to confirm you want to enter Developer Mode.
Step 4: Wait for 10-20 minutes. All data will be wiped from your Chromebook as it enters Developer Mode.
Find the saved WiFi Password
Once you start using your Chromebook in Developer Mode, you will be able to view the password of any WiFi network that it is connected to. Here’s how.
Step 1: Press Ctrl+Alt+T. Doing this will allow you to enter Crosh shell.
Step 2: Now, type the following code:
Step 3: A string code will appear on the screen. Copy it.
Step 4: Type cd and paste the string code. Press Enter.
Step 5: Now, type the following command:
Step 6: Hit Enter.
Step 7: A list of WiFi networks will appear on the screen. Find the network you want.
Step 8: Look for Passphrase=rot47: below the network. This is the encrypted password.
Step 9: To decrypt the password enter the following command. Replace wifipassword with the encrypted text.
echo wifipassword | tr ‘!-~’ ‘P-~!-O’
The WiFi password will appear on the screen.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find my WiFi password on a Chromebook?
To find your WiFi password on a Chromebook you will need to enter developer mode and then access Crosh shell. Use the lines of code mentioned above to view your password.
Is it possible to view my WiFi password on a Chromebook without entering Developer Mode?
No. The only way you can view your WiFi password on a Chromebook is by entering developer mode and then accessing Crosh shell.
Where are the WiFi settings on Chromebook?
To access WiFi settings on your Chromebook, go to Settings>Network>WiFi.
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This is how you can view a saved WiFi password on your Chromebooks. Chromebooks are generally very safe devices, which is why there is no straightforward way to view a password. The only downside to this method is that you will lose all your saved data.
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