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Recovering Lost WPA Key

November 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment

Sometimes remembering Wireless Network Keys is quiet difficult because once it has been installed it is forgotten. We usually depend only on our windows storage. When we want to add new laptop or computer using the same WPA / WEP keys and we don’t remember the key combination, the only way was resetting the router access point and entering new WPA/WEP key.

Now you can use WirelessKeyView to recover all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the ‘Wireless Zero Configuration’ service of Windows XP and by the ‘WLAN AutoConfig’ service of Windows Vista. This free software allows you to easily save all keys to text/html/xml file, or copy a single key to the clipboard.

WirelessKeyView doesn’t require any installation process or additional DLL files. Just copy the executable file (WirelessKeyView.exe) to any folder you like, and run it.

System Requirement

  • Windows XP with SP1 or greater.
  • You must login to windows with admin user.

UPDATE: You can download the latest version of WirelessKeyView to Recover lost WPA key here


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1 comment for this entry ↓

  • 1 GeoDuck // Feb 27, 2009 at 6:30 am

    I found mine in the router settings (Linksys WRT54G2) under Wireless > Wireless Security.

    Don’t know if other Linksys models have this or even other brands, but it’s sure faster than trying to guess or brute-force your forgotten key.

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