How to Find the WiFi Password Stored on Linux

How to Find the WiFi Password Stored on Linux - In the previous tutorial, Geekswarrior.com has discussed a tutorial on how to check the wifi password stored in Windows, this time Geekswarrior.com will discuss how to check the wifi password stored on GNU / Linux via the terminal console.

To connect a computer or laptop to a wifi network, we need a WPA/WPA2 password for the authentication process, after the computer is successfully connected, the wifi profile will be stored by the computer so that we no longer need to enter the wifi password if you want to reconnect to the wifi network.

How to Find the WiFi Password Stored on Linux

This will certainly be very helpful because we don't need to input the password every time we connect to the wifi network, but what if we forget the password for the wifi? The good news is that we can check the wifi password via the wifi profile stored on the computer.

How to check wifi password via Linux terminal

On GNU / Linux based operating systems, we can check wifi passwords that are stored quite easily, namely through the terminal console by typing in certain commands.

First, open the terminal console, then type the following command to move to the /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections directory.

$ cd /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections

How to Find the WiFi Password Stored on Linux

All wifi profiles that we have connected to will be stored in this directory, to display them you can type the command ls, see the picture above.

From the picture above, it can be seen that there is a WiFi profile for Geekswarrior.com, we will try checking the wifi password on the profile with the cat command.

$ sudo cat Geekswarrior.com

How to Find the WiFi Password Stored on Linux

From the output of the cat command shown above, we can find the password information from the Geekswarrior.com SSID in the "psk" column.

If you already know the password, now you can connect a new device to a WiFi network using that password.

So, that's an easy way to find out the wifi password stored on a GNU / Linux based operating system, hopefully, it's useful and thank you.
 
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