I am trying to recover username and password of my Apple Airport router on my iMac.When I opened Keychain access and search for my device using “Airport” nothing appears on the screen. One of my friends suggested me to update my Airport Utility but after updating Airport Utility problem is still same. Actually, my friend has set up my router and I have no idea what was username and password. Is there any way to reset Apple Airport’s username and password.
By performing a soft reset on Apple Airport router, all security features will get disabled (including access control & radius settings) for 5 minutes and in this time period you can easily join the network & make the desired changes.
If due to any reason you are unable to make any changes then the base station then the base station will revert to its former settings.
You can perform the hard reset when your base station is unresponsive. Although a hard reset will reset the base station to an unconfigured state but retain the last saved configuration and also allow you to restore your router to previous settings.
First Option - Using Keychain Access
If you don't want to change the password, then you can possibly retrieve the password from the OS X Keychain, as follows:
Run the Keychain Access utility found in \Applications\UtilitiesIn the left-side window, under Keychains, select "login." In the same window, under Category, select "Passwords."
For the Wireless Security Password
Try this one option, Under the "Name" column, look for your Wi-Fi network's Network Name (or BSSID). The base station wireless security password entry will have a "Kind" of "apple airport router network password."Double-click on your network name listing.
Click on "Show password."Enter your Mac's administrator account's password.Your Wi-Fi network's wireless security password should not be displayed. Now See another one.
For the Base Station's Administrator Password
Move on another option i.e. Under the "Name" column, look for your base station's name. The base station administrator's password entry will have a "Kind" of "AirPort base station password."Double-click on your base station name listing.
Click on "Show password."Enter your Mac's administrator account's password.Your base station administrator's password should now be displayed.
Second Option - Using the Mac AirPort Utility from a Mac
Run the Mac AirPort Utility and Select the AirPort base station, then select Edit option, Now From the AirPort Utility's menu bar, select Base Station > Show Password and userename.