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...
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.
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?
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.