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How do I recover my password from Apple AirPort Extreme,

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How do I recover my password ***** Apple AirPort Extreme
JA: When did you last reset your username and password?
Customer: Maybe 1year
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: No
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: It's working but I want to installed on another iPhone
JA: Anything else you want the Mac expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Michael replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Michael replied 7 months ago.

It actually pretty simple. I have included instruction for various configuration. Please follow the one that match yous and let me know if you have any further question.

To quickly change a forgotten password:

  • If you ever forget either your AirPort's base station Administrator or its wireless security password, the simplest way to access the base station again would be to perform a "soft" reset. This type of reset will temporarily disable all of the base station's passwords for up to five minutes. This should give you ample time to access the base station with the AirPort Utility to change it.

To retrieve a password:

Option #1 - Using Keychain Access

If you don't want to actually change the password, then you can possibly retrieve the password ***** the OS X Keychain, as follows:

  • Run the Keychain Access utility found in \Applications\Utilities
  • In the category column (on the left side of the utilities' window), select "All Items."

For the Wireless Security password:

  • In the right column look for your Network Name. It will have a "Kind" of "AirPort network password."
  • Double-click on your network name listing.
  • Click on "Show password."
  • Enter your Mac's administrator's password
  • Your wireless network's security password ***** now be displayed.

For the Base Station password:

  • In the right column look for your base station's name. It will have a "Kind" of "AirPort base station password" or "Time Machine Password."
  • Double-click on your base station name listing.
  • Click on "Show password."
  • Enter your Mac's administrator's password.
  • Your base station password ***** now be displayed.

Option #2a - Using the AirPort Utility from a Mac

  • Run the AirPort Utility.
  • Select the AirPort base station, and then, select Edit.
  • From the AirPort Utility's menu bar, select Base Station > Show Passwords...

Option #2b - Using the AirPort Utility from an iOS Device

  • Run the AirPort Utility.
  • Select the AirPort base station, and then, select Edit.
  • Select Advanced > Show Passwords (Note: The wireless security password ***** be listed after "Main Network;" the base station administrator password ***** be listed after "Base Station."

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