Chromebook is a lightweight yet powerful combination of tablet and laptop devices. Chromebook can be connected to the internet connection via WiFi or Ethernet. Due to security reasons, most WiFi networks are password protected. If you have forgotten the currently connected WiFi network’s password, you can’t find it easily on Chromebook. It involves a lot of steps, and you need to turn on developer mode on your Chromebook. Let’s jump into the article to find the WiFi password on Chromebook.
How to Find Password on Chromebook
As said earlier, to find the saved WiFi password on Chromebook, you need to turn on developer mode, and the process also involves some coding, which may be difficult to cope up for someone.
Enable Developer Mode
#1: Press and hold the ESC + Refresh + Power button simultaneously on your Chromebook.
#2: You will be taken to recovery mode. Now, press Ctrl + D on your keyboard in the recovery mode screen.
#3: Hit Enter in the next screen.
#4: It will take about 10 – 20 minutes for Chromebook to enable Developer mode.
Disclaimer: While entering developer mode, your Chromebook will Power Wash automatically, and the settings will be restored to factory default.
Find the Saved WiFi Password
You can only find the password for the WiFi networks that you are previously connected with.
#1: Press Ctrl +Alt + T on your keyboard to open the Crosh Shell.
#2: Type the following command exactly,
[email protected] / $ sudo su
localhost / # cd /home/root/
localhost root # ls
#3: It will display some Code String, which you need to copy to your clipboard.
It will look like this: 6ac128e6f72d5b28ee6d9a343ada72f2f981817a
#4: Type cd and paste the code String copied. Hit the Enter key.
#5: Now, type the following command
#6: You will be displayed with all the WiFi networks that you have connected to.
#7: Locate the line Passphrase=rot47: (password).
#8: Copy the characters next to rot47: (It is the password that is encrypted, and we need to decrypt).
#9: Once copied, enter
echo (the copied character here) / tr '!- ~' 'P-~!-O'.
#10: Finally, hit enter, and you will get the WiFi password.
The coding screen will look like this.
Now you can find or view any of the saved or connected WiFi network passwords on your Chromebook device. To avoid forgetting the password, save it using a secured password manager. If you have any queries related to Chromebook, use the comments section. You can also share your queries on our Facebook and Twitter profiles.