How can I Find Wireless Password

August 28, 2012 updated by Admin Leave a reply »

How do I find out my wireless network password? It’s stored on one computer and automatically logs me in when I turn it on, but I can’t remember what it is and someone at my house wants to connect.

When connecting to a wireless network or Wi-Fi connection which is encrypted with WEP, WPA or WPA2, Windows will offer to save and remember the wireless password so that Windows can automatically authenticate with the router or gateway to login and connect to the wireless network in future.

Chance are even the wireless password is automatically stored by Windows, some users may not even bother to remember the password, until when users reformat or reinstall Windows, or add a new PC to your wireless network.

In any case where you can’t remember or lost the wireless password for a wireless connection, and unable to get the wireless password from the router or gateway, the freeware utility, WirelessKeyView can help to find wireless key or password used in WEP, WPA or WPA2 encryption protocol stored in local computer by the ‘Wireless Zero Configuration’ service of Windows XP and by the ‘WLAN AutoConfig’ service of Windows Vista.

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Although the wireless password is saved and stored in local Windows computer, Windows OS does not provide an easy way to recover, find or display the wireless password on screen, in plain text and not hidden as asterisk, until Windows 7. In Windows 8 and Windows 7, you can easily find wireless password without using any third-party software.

How to Recover Wireless Password on Windows 8, 7