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GtoX (capt Guns) Jul 15, 2009, 09:04am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hey guys, im at work and i need to connect my laptop to the wireless network here.. however, my boss knows nothin about computers, since he hired some guy to come in and set it up, how can i retrieve a wep key thats stored on the computers here without resetting the router, as several printers are set up to recieve jobs wireless..

any programs that can reveal the WEP keys? tried wirelesskeyview and SIW, but they didnt show anything...

the computers here use windows vista 32bit


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TamTheBam Jul 15, 2009, 09:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: retrieve wireless key in windows vista?

Get onto the ISP Address. For example, your companies ISP could be 192.168.1.1 this
will take you to the services & settings link. From here you will need to input the
username & password. You will get the WEP Key from there.



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GtoX (capt Guns) Jul 15, 2009, 11:44am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: retrieve wireless key in windows vista?
haha.. hmm.. no.. like i said, i dont wanna have to restart the router since he cant remember the password they set up on it.. i know that before ive been able to use SIW to identify the WEP nr, but now when i use the program nothing appears?
somewhere in windows vista, there must be a place i can find where the WEP key is stored, i mean how else does windows remember it everytime i turn the computer on?

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TamTheBam Jul 15, 2009, 01:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: retrieve wireless key in windows vista?

Well yes there is a way to see it on the Operating System BUT you would have to type
the WEP Key in character format - ie you see the keys as you type it otherwise it would
appear as ******* as it's being entered. So on Vista (cos i don't have XP) I locate this
in the "Manage Wireless Networks" from the Network & Sharing Centre from
Control Panel.

From there I would be able to see my key, in this case I can't since I entered it in
protected mode. You might be lucky to find that the key was typed in letter mode,
otherwise you're buggered lol.

Fyi I myself tried that Wirelesskey software and it showed my WEP key no problem.

Finally... how about just getting your boss to contact the contractor who came out
and set up the wireless network lol.




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Tennessee Jul 15, 2009, 02:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: retrieve wireless key in windows vista?
You might try looking at the different printers' network setup. The WEP key might be in plain text in one of those.

Shawn Langley Jul 15, 2009, 04:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: retrieve wireless key in windows vista?
Might I suggest Backtrack + aircrack-ng here? A legitimate use for the tool I never thought I'd find.

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GtoX (capt Guns) Jul 17, 2009, 01:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: retrieve wireless key in windows vista?
im gonna give the backtrack + aircrack-ng a go.. let yaīll know how it goes on monday ;)

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