I'm trying to transfer WiFi settings of saved networks from a Windows PC to a Macbook.

I have exported the wireless settings via the freeware WirelessKeyView to a txt file (can also be created as a html or xml file).

Is it possible to import these settings to the Macbook so that it saves the wireless network names and passwords?

I have no knowledge of coding and I'm totally new to Mac. However I'm eager to learn.

Thank you.

  • Take a look at this answer and see if it helps. It doesn't look like it will be easy unless someone has written a tool for it.
    – fsb
    May 6, 2016 at 13:08
  • @Raystafarian suggested to type in the following in the Terminal app: networksetup -addpreferredwirelessnetworkatindex $device_name $SSID $Index $Security_type $Password What do these 3 correspond to?: $device_name $SSID $Index E.g. I have the following info for a wireless network: Netowrk name:abc Connection Type:ESS Authentication:WPA2PSK Encryption:AES Password:12345678 Also, can several networks be imported simultaneously via this method? May 6, 2016 at 13:53
  • @fbara thanks it worked! Just need a script to read the txt file and parse it to the above mentioned command. May 6, 2016 at 15:19
  • @Raystafarian thanks for your solution. Going to search for that script you mentioned in your answer [superuser.com/a/950383/584424] May 6, 2016 at 15:22


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