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
Answer by Hugo · Aug 05, 2011 at 07:05 AM
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.
Answer by nitrocrime · Aug 05, 2011 at 06:10 AM
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
Answer by Ryan3395 · Aug 05, 2011 at 06:47 AM
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.
Answer by TheTechDude · Aug 05, 2011 at 08:38 PM
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.