[How-to]Find Forgotten Wi-Fi Passwords

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Are you forget your wireless network password? Many times we forget account passwords because of not using them regularly or by allowing browsers remember passwords for us. This facility makes us lazy and sometimes we forget our basic email account password too. There are many tools to recover them. Here is a method to find your wireless router password or security key. 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

If you have access to above listed things then follow these steps:

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 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.

This tool is very handy when helping friends or relatives who can never remember their network keys. It’s also great for adding new devices to a WiFi connection when the network admin is off at school, work, or got lost time traveling. If all else fails, the option always exists to fully reset the router, but this method is far less intrusive.

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