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How to find and access wep key in registry
How to find a WEP key
Have you ever needed to hack your wifi network to recover the key? I have accidentally disconnected from my access point with no idea where I put the encryption key. I always end up resetting my router to factory settings and creating a new key. This is very inconvenient as I have to update all my computers with the new code.
If you have lost your wep key key it can be really hard and frustrating to find out what it is. Most people often change it to a new one but this can become a nuisanse. I am going to teach you how to find your wep key using your registry or a bit of free software. You can also use it to recover you wpa psk key too! No hacking involved. As long as you have used it on before, you can easily reveal what the key is. It is done in three steps with a simple tool:
- Download wireless key view, its free.
- Open program
- Write down WEP/WPA key
Yes, its that simple. If you don't have a copy of WirelessKeyView, go to the website and download it. There's no long install, just load it up and lets get started, If you have problems loading it, just do a simple google search for "wifi key recovery software."
WEP stands for Wired equivalent privacy and is an encryption technology used in many wireless devices (wifi) devices. It is an 802.11 security protocol that deploys rc4 ciphering technology using 64 and 128 bit encryption, It has found to be hackable and has been revised into several versions.
WPA stands for Works progress Administration and was introduced to fix the problem presented in WEP networks. Data is highly secured due to the TKIP or Temporal Key Integrity Protocol. Hackers have proved to break this encryption but the chances are very slim as it would take thousands of years to successfully bruteforce a WPA key.
Well with this piece of software you can recover WEP and WPA keys all day long. It finds out the key by looking into the systems registry for the stored code and presents it to you. If you cant be bothered to download the software, you can find your key stored in this folder of your registry:
Good luck and comment if you have any questions.
Here's a video that takes you through the process step by step. You don't have to download anything with this method. This is NOT hacking, its simply recovering your key if lost or misplaced.