As technology continues to evolve, the need for a reliable and fast internet connection has become more crucial than ever. Chromebooks have gained immense popularity in recent years as they are portable, lightweight, and offer a host of features, including built-in WiFi connectivity.
While connecting to WiFi is relatively easy on a Chromebook, remembering the password can be a challenge, especially when you have multiple networks.
Fortunately, finding your WiFi password on a Chromebook is a very uncomplicated process that requires minimal effort. In this article, we’ll provide a comprehensive guide on how to find a WiFi password on Chromebook in a step-by-step manner.
Let’s dive into the steps of how to find a WiFi password on a Chromebook.
How to find a WiFi Password on a Chromebook
Step 1: Check Your Chromebook’s Password Manager
The Chromebook’s password manager saves all the passwords used to connect to WiFi networks. To check if the password for a particular network is stored, follow these steps:
- Click on time in the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Click on the gear icon to access settings.
- Click on the Network tab.
- Select the WiFi network you want to retrieve the password for and click on the three dots to the right.
- Click on “Forget” to delete the network.
- Reconnect to the network and input the password. When asked to save the password, click on “Save” to store the password in the password manager.
Note: If the password manager does not save the password, proceed to Step 2.
Step 2: Use the Command Prompt to Find the WiFi Password
If the password manager does not save the password, the next step is to use the command prompt. Follow these steps:
- Press Ctrl + Alt + T to open the Crosh shell (Chrome OS Developer Shell).
- Type “network_diag” and press Enter. This command will display all the networks your Chromebook is connected to.
- Note down the name of the network whose password you want to retrieve.
- Type “network_scan” and press Enter. This command will display all the available WiFi networks.
- Find the network whose password you want to retrieve and note down the BSSID (Basic Service Set Identifier).
- Type “network_get_config [BSSID]” and press Enter. Replace [BSSID] with the BSSID of the network you want to retrieve the password for.
- The command will display the WiFi network’s configuration, including the password. Note down the password.
Step 3: Retrieve the Password From Another Device
If you don’t have access to the Chromebook that was connected to the WiFi network, you can retrieve the password from another device that is connected to the same network. Follow these steps:
- Open the Chrome browser on the device connected to the WiFi network.
- Type “chrome://flags/#password-import-export” in the address bar and press Enter.
- Enable the “Password import and export” feature by clicking on the “Enable” button.
- Restart the Chrome browser.
- Open the Chrome browser on the device and type “chrome://settings/passwords” in the address bar, and press Enter.
- Click on the three dots to the right of the saved password you want to retrieve and select “Export passwords.”
- Save the exported passwords file to a location on your device.
- Transfer the file to your Chromebook and open the Chrome browser.
- Type “chrome://settings/passwords” in the address bar and press Enter.
- Click on the three dots to the right of the saved password and select “Import passwords.”
- Select the exported passwords file and click on “Open.”
- The password will now be saved in the Chromebook’s password manager.
Finding your WiFi password on a Chromebook is a simple process that can be done in a few easy steps.
If the password is stored in the Chromebook’s password manager, it can be retrieved quickly. If not, using the command prompt or retrieving the password from another device connected to the same network can help. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you should be able to retrieve your WiFi password on a Chromebook with ease.
Remember to keep your passwords safe and secure by using a password manager and updating your passwords regularly.