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You might be able to use recovery mode to perform a wipe and factory reset.
It would defeat the object of having a password if you could get in without it. You have to factory-reset the device. Next time, set up a Google account on the device: it asks you to do it the first time you turn it on.
As always, there are several things that could cause this. I'm just trying to guess some: Prior to Android 4.3 Wifi passwords were stored in a plain text file (no hash) on the device. In the beginning shell access was enough to get the passwords. Later on, they made it read only by system users. Starting with Android 4.3 Samsung added this file to the Knox ...
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