A few days back, I visited a coffee shop and like always I asked the barista for the Wi-Fi password.
But the reaction I got was something I never expected.
Now, usually, I get the Wi-Fi password on my bill for prepaid orders which I put in my Chromebook to get started.
That day, the barista came over to my table, asked me to look in a different direction (that’s what pissed me off) while he typed in the password.
I was like, “what did he think I would do with his Wi-Fi password? If he is so insecure, he should change it on a daily basis rather than asking the customers to look in a different direction.” Anyways, I quickly finished my coffee and before leaving, I went over to the guy and handed over the bill to him with the Wi-Fi password he was so possessive about. It’s quite tricky to find the Wi-Fi password of the connected network on a Chromebook, but as you can see, it can be useful at times. Also Read: How to find saved Wi-Fi password on Windows 10, Android and i OS.
The trick will only work if the Chromebook has developer mode enabled on it.
The good part is, if it’s not already in the developer mode, we will show you how to get that done.
To decrypt type in the command echo wish the code that you get as the passphrase.
That’s all, you will have the Wi-Fi password on the screen.I understand that the process is a bit too techy, but you can bookmark this page or save the commands to your favored notes app.When you need it, you can always refer back and even copy and paste the entire commands.But enabling it will power wash your Chromebook which means that all your profiles, saved files and even Wi-Fi password will be deleted.So that means you will only be able to get Wi-Fi passwords of the network you connect to after putting the Chromebook in developer mode.To begin, you will have to press the on your Chromebook.