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    Wireless Keys Stored In Windows - View

    Wireless Keys Stored In Windows - View
    How to See the Wireless Keys that Windows has Stored
    Wireless Keys Stored In Windows - View

    How to See the Wireless Keys that Windows has Stored

    Note   Note
    The BBCODE in this needs a lot of fixing, but I wanted to submit it then work on it at a later date. The screenshots are also wrong for the x64 option - I'll fix those later


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    Some AVs are detecting this as malicious - this is because it's trying to access saved passwords. You may have to allow this file in your AV in order to use this.


    When you join a protected wireless network, Windows will store the key to allow a connection to be automatically made next time you log on to the computer.

    This information is stored in an encrypted format in the following locations:

    XP: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces\[Interface Guid]
    Vista: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles\Interfaces\[Interface Guid]
    Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles\Interfaces\[Interface Guid]

    Because it's encrypted, we'll need a program to open it up for us We will be using a tool from Nirsoft called WirelessKeyView.

    Note   Note
    There are different instructions for x86 (32 bit) and x64 (64 bit) computers




    For x86 (32 bit) Computers



    1. Please download WirelessKeyView from this site and save it to your desktop:
    Website: Nirsoft - WirelessKeyView
    Direct Download Link: WirelessKeyView Download
    2. Minimize all windows to get to your desktop, and right click on the file, then select Extract All...

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    3. When the dialogue box opens, make sure that the box Show Extracted Files When Complete is selected. Then press Extract.
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    4. When the folder opens, double click on the file WirelessKeyView.exe

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    5. When WirelessKeyView opens, you should have the following screen. All the information about the wireless keys is given below The ASCII code is what you want.

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    For x64 (64 bit) Computers

    1. Please download WirelessKeyView from this site and save it to your desktop:2. Minimize all windows to get to your desktop, and right click on the file, then select Extract All...

    -extract-zip-png

    3. When the dialogue box opens, make sure that the box Show Extracted Files When Complete is selected. Then press Extract.
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    4. When the folder opens, double click on the file WirelessKeyView.exe

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    5. When WirelessKeyView opens, you should have the following screen. All the information about the wireless keys is given below The ASCII code is what you want.



    Enjoy!

    Tom

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    Re: Wireless Keys Stored In Windows - View

    Great info Tom, i put this on my Speed Dial to use if needed in answering any post requiring it.

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    Re: Wireless Keys Stored In Windows - View

    Quote Originally Posted by Yard Dog View Post
    Great info Tom, i put this on my Speed Dial to use if needed in answering any post requiring it.
    Thanks Bill I'm glad you liked it. I'll finish it off tomorrow

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    Re: Wireless Keys Stored In Windows - View

    Thanks Tom, Great information, Now it resides in my favorites, and deserves a tip if the scales.
    Patch41.

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    Re: Wireless Keys Stored In Windows - View

    Quote Originally Posted by patch41 View Post
    Thanks Tom, Great information, Now it resides in my favorites, and deserves a tip if the scales.
    Patch41.
    I'm glad you found it useful Thanks for the rep!

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    Re: Wireless Keys Stored In Windows - View

    Hi Tom, just like the instructions say some security programs see it as a trojan, So if any of the guy's would like to use it, Suspend the security program for a hour get the information, then turn back on, malwarebytes picked it up as virus, and norton cleaned it out completly, Patch41,

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    Re: Wireless Keys Stored In Windows - View

    Hmm, it seems like a lot of the AV vendors flag this as a virus. I'll have to add something about that in the instructions

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