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I'm at work and my friend has his laptop with him. Now we have a wifi at our work with a password on it and no one knows what the password is. The computer I'm writing this from has saved the password and logs in automatically. Is there any way I can get the password from here? like in the registry or something? I'm running a laptop with XP

Edit: I'm allowed to download and run software if needed

asked Aug 05 '11 at 04:59

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edited Aug 05 '11 at 05:07


From a quick Google search I've noticed quite a few websites that recommend WirelessKeyView, you'll have to download it but it should work for you.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

answered Aug 05 '11 at 06:05

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yes I found that too, but for some reason it didn't work.. it should work, it has worked for me before -.-

(Aug 05 '11 at 06:27) Yarvaxea Yarvaxea's gravatar image

Hmm, do you have anyone you could contact who knows the Wifi password?

(Aug 05 '11 at 06:50) Hugo Hugo's gravatar image

sadly no.. we are hauling the IT guy on the phone but he doesn't pick up -.- one thought came to my mind just now.. I'll check on the router,sometimes they print the default PW there^^

(Aug 05 '11 at 06:59) Yarvaxea Yarvaxea's gravatar image

damn it didn't -.-

(Aug 05 '11 at 07:00) Yarvaxea Yarvaxea's gravatar image

I believe that you can get to the wireless network window through the control pannel. If you see the name of the network and that it is connect to it you can right click that bar and go into properties, there you can go to the advanced tab and there should be something about the saved password. I am not 100% sure since I havn't used XP in 4 years, but I used this trick a lot just to mess with my dad who challenced me from time to time to steal the internet password. It never took me longer than 3 minutes :p

answered Aug 05 '11 at 05:10

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yes kinda, I can get there but the password is just dots. And if I try to do anything with it, it just clears =S

(Aug 05 '11 at 05:26) Yarvaxea Yarvaxea's gravatar image

If you can't recover the password you could try to reset your modem. There's usually a little button which you have to press with something like a bended paperclip for a couple of seconds. This will set it back to the factory default and take away the password. Just remember to remember the password next time :P

(Aug 05 '11 at 05:36) nitrocrime nitrocrime's gravatar image

On windows 7 there is an option to "show password" im not sure if this works on XP, but if there is a button or option that says something like that try clicking it because it will get rid of the dots and show you the password.

answered Aug 05 '11 at 05:47

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go to 192.168.1.1 and see if the page is unlocked and see the settings and try admin, admin as user name, password

answered Aug 05 '11 at 17:50

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Take a look at this article: http://www.techspikes.com/2010/02/view-stored-wifi-passwords/

I know it recommends a program that you have tried but try going to the registry key for Windows XP and see if it is there.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces\[Interface Guid].

answered Aug 05 '11 at 19:38

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