How can I find out a wifi password if the wifi password has changed? Can I find out wifi passwords using Terminal?

  • If you have setup the password and forgot, you can easily check Network Connection in Dash and then go for your connection name => Edit=> Wifi-Security and click on show password.
    – hunch
    Oct 8, 2014 at 3:57
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    Please clarify your question if you asking for something else.
    – hunch
    Oct 8, 2014 at 3:58

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In Ubuntu 14.04 you can find your wifi password in the file:

sudo cat /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/YOUR-SSID

Under the [802-11-wireless-security] section:


reference: post #4 by thefasterblueone

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