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Looking up wireless network password


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I am house sitting for my brother and wanted to use my laptop at his house. He is out of the country on his honeymoon and doesn't have a cell phone I can contact him at to ask him what the network password is. Is there a fairly simple way that I can look up the password from his MacBook? I looked in the networks preferences and I couldn't find anything. If anyone can help I would greatly apreciate it!
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If it is his Macbook start up and either click the airport icon in the menu bar or go to System Preferences>Network>Turn Airport On should simply start it if he has set it up to remember password.

If it asks I guess you are stuck.
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I was wondering if there was a way to look it up, so I can use my computer- not his. Thanks for the help though!
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Go to system preferences, then network...
Click on airport, then advanced..
Select the network from the list, and click on the pencil next to the minus sign
Click the checkbox that says show password

It may ask for a admin password in which case your out of luck

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try logging into his router if you can...you can get his router's ip address from your Network Preferences pane & then navigate your web- browser to the router's IP address. He might have saved his admin password of the router in his web browser!!! Good luck!

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Ok thanks for all of the help! I really appreciate it.
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It worked! Thanks again for your suggestions. I am new to macs, so this was a big big help to me!
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