Posted : 2013/02/24 10:39 am
by Nicole Cozma
Wi-Fi passwords help maintain a level of browsing privacy and keep strangers or neighbors from stealing your bandwidth.
If you aren't in charge of your network, or rarely add new devices to it, you might forget what security key you picked. Retrieving this can be easy if you can access the admin panel of the router, but this isn't always an option-- like when you aren't in charge of the network, or you forgot that password too. Fortunately there's an easy-to-use program that can retrieve the security information for networks saved on your computer. Just follow these three easy steps.
What you'll need:
· A network you've lost the security key for
· A computer connected to said network OR
· The network information stored on your computer
Step 1: Download WirelessKeyView (or the 64-bit version of WirelessKeyView) to a computer that can connect to the wireless network
Step 2: Extract the zip to a location of your choosing (the desktop is fine) and then run the downloaded program.
Step 3: Take note of the security information for the networks you're interested in. Whether you want the hex value or the ASCII value is determined by what key type was used for the network encryption.
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