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    what is my current WIFI password

    Ubuntu 10.10
    How do I find the WIFI password of my current connection? I didn't save it using the password manager and it's not showing up in the networkmanager settings screen. I'm connected now, so there has to be a way in terminal to lookup my current password.... right?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: what is my current WIFI password

    Hi

    Click on the network icon at top right.

    Select "edit connections"

    Select the "wireless" tab and then select the current connection.

    Select "edit". Select the "wirelesss security" tab and finally click the "show password" box.

    (Then close everything with no changes)

    Bit longwinded but I don't know another way.

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    Re: what is my current WIFI password

    Quote Originally Posted by roger_1960 View Post
    Hi

    Click on the network icon at top right.

    Select "edit connections"

    Select the "wireless" tab and then select the current connection.

    Select "edit". Select the "wirelesss security" tab and finally click the "show password" box.

    (Then close everything with no changes)

    Bit longwinded but I don't know another way.

    Roger
    Thanks for the reply Roger. I actually already tried this. When I go follow your instructions the password box is blank. I think this may be because I didn't save the password with the password manager.

    Does anyone know another way to check the password for your current WIFI connection?

    Thanks

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    Re: what is my current WIFI password

    Try looking in:

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

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    Re: what is my current WIFI password

    Could it be a blank password? You could use this method to change it to something new that you know.
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    Re: what is my current WIFI password

    Quote Originally Posted by thefasterblueone View Post
    Try looking in:

    Code:
    sudo cat /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/YOUR-SSID
    I get the following error when I run that:

    cat: /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/The_A-TEAM: No such file or directory

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    Re: what is my current WIFI password

    If your connection is set to connect automatically you will need to add 'Auto' to the command.

    Try adding the 'Auto', like:

    Code:
    sudo cat /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Auto\ The_A-TEAM
    Last edited by thefasterblueone; October 8th, 2011 at 02:08 PM.

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    Re: what is my current WIFI password

    Quote Originally Posted by thefasterblueone View Post
    Try adding the 'Auto', like:

    Code:
    sudo cat /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Auto\ The_A-TEAM
    still no luck

    cat: /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Auto The_A-TEAM: No such file or directory

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    Re: what is my current WIFI password

    Are you using 'sudo' in the command ?

    Are you using Network manager or WICD ?

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    Re: what is my current WIFI password

    passwords and encryption keys, your passwords, find your wireless connection listed, properties and choose show password

    also if you are connected and it is your connection then login to your router and see what it is, if not your connection then ask the person whose connection it is to tell you if you are supposed to be connected
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