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How do I find out my wireless password?

Discussion in 'Networking and Wireless' started by ericyp, Dec 1, 2008.

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  1. ericyp

    ericyp Notebook Consultant

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    It's stored on one computer and automatically logs me in when I turn it on, but I can't remember what it is to log in with the other. On the computer that has it stored somewhere, is there a way to find out what it is?
     
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    flipfire Moderately Boss Super Moderator

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    No sorry, you will need to log into your router to check or change the passkey or ask who ever controls the network.

    We cannot help you retrieve or crack passwords. It is against forum rules.

    Whos connection is it?
     
  3. Lattice

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    The easiest solution is to just reset your router to factory defaults and then set a new password for the router by going to the administration page (e.g. 192.168.1.1). If you google your router's model number, there are usually pages telling you the default login in case you don't have your manual anymore.
     
  4. ericyp

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    It's my network. What you're the police now? You're throwing out accussations at me of trying to hack someone else's network?! If I wanted to crack I'd go to remote exploit or one of the air crack forums. It's already stored on the computer! The password is normally auto-filled by the computer, and I have the computer with me. If it's already there, it's stored in a folder on the computer somewhere right?

    Obviously if I have a computer that auto-fills the password and has access the network already, I'm allowed to use the network! I'm just asking where it's located!
     
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    You should know the password if it is your network.

    The password is located in the router. Passwords doesnt auto-fill itself until you initially input the password yourself and make the connection persistent.
     
  7. Wirelessman

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    What about the people that payed johnny 14 year old neighbor to set it all up only to realize years later he password protected them out of it and dont have the know how to reset it all and start over?

    My post will reveal a key that you input into your computer, not one that you dont already know. - please dont reprimand me for it.
     
  9. w500?

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    Many people (myself included) probably do not keep the password after everything is connected, much easier to set it and forget it.
     
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    i didnt make the application if it does that its not to me. ;)
     
  11. Wirelessman

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    I know is not you, it was just an example, but I'm always suspicious of those magic applications. I think the best to do is just to reset the router and create a new password.
     
  12. ericyp

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    Exactly. It's been auto-filled in for the last 3 years and I haven't had to manually enter it, so I don't remember. I can already access the network obviously, but can't get additional computers onto the network. Who the hell do you think you are? Where do you get off accusing people of hacking without any base whatsoever? I don't appreciate baseless accusations by jerk offs!
     
  13. nizzy1115

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    Well the wireless passwords are just saved in an encrypted file on your computer. These just decrypt them into plain text. I dont think there would be much security risk as someone would physically have to understand your exact location and somehow get there. Your ip only tells a round about area, to which only your isp knows and will reveal with a warrant. Therefore, i think your safe.
     
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    Just read my first post! I gave you a program to do what you want.
     
  15. Wirelessman

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    There is a little button in the back of the router, press it for about 30 seconds, then enter 192.168.1.1 on the url space of IE or FF or GC.....and then enter a new password.
     
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    But then he needs to setup all of the router...my post is gold :)
     
  17. ericyp

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    Thanks, but where's the program to download?
     
  18. Wirelessman

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    If is gold then is fine :D
     
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    Its suspicious thats why.

    Why are you so aggressive when you can just easily go to YOUR router and check/set the password?

    For all we know your trying to steal your room mates wireless connection or something. Thats why we do not linger and discuss these things.
     
  20. nizzy1115

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    Hmm it seems that their download links no longer work on the website. I guess the mods do not want this discussed anymore so i will stop.
     
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