How to Recover Lost Wireless Network Key?


Sometime we tend to forget certain things, this may include your hard-guessing wireless network key or Wi-Fi password. To help you recover your forgotten Wi-Fi password, let me introduce you to WirelessKeyView.

Recover Lost Wireless Network Key with WirelessKeyView

WirelessKeyView is a lightweight Windows application that recovers all wireless network keys ( WEP/WPA ) stored in your computer by the ‘Wireless Zero Configuration’ service of Windows XP or by the ‘WLAN AutoConfig’ service of Windows Vista.

This freeware requires no installation. Just extract the executable file (WirelessKeyView.exe) from the archive file, and run it. The main window will displayed all the WEP/WPA keys stored in your computer. That’s all! See how easy to recover your Wi-Fi passwords. If you want, you can choose to save all the keys to text/html/xml file. But make sure you save it in secure location.

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Steve Yu is a technology blogger with ten years blogging experience under his belt. He is the founder of or just MTQ.
  • looks nice , will come handy when my memory or pen stabs me in the back 🙂

    but still so good as long as it’s free

  • ameo > But beware that people can use this freeware to get your wi-fi password. Maybe it’s just me.

  • did you say that

    ” The main window will displayed all the WEP/WPA keys stored in your computer ”

    so how will they get it unless they got to my computer !?

  • ameo > I didn’t write it clearly enough. Sorry. Ya. I mean that people can store the freeware in their usb pen drive, once they insert to your usb port, they can retrieve your wi-fi password easily. Of course, this can only be done if you are always away from your computer. Sorry again for confuse you. 😀

  • aha , thanks for explaining this point ..

    i got it now . . he good thing is that i don’t leave my pc alone ever .

    and if that happened i have it always set to totally lock up after 1 min when idle

  • Senri

    Well then… lucky it only takes me 59 seconds to run and save the passwords…

    Inner Voice: You idiot! You wern’t supposed to write that!

    Hehe *Innocent Cheezy Grin* I should be going then ^^ Bye everyone!!

    (But on a serious note, great little app xD (: )

  • Narath

    I want to aske you about my computer network. I use window vista and I also use wireless network too. but sometime when I plug my usb for open some ducument it always lost connection so the Internet will disconnect by automatically. I try to disable network connection and enable it again. sometime it work and sometimes I can not fix it and it always error when I open network connection again. I’m so difficulty to sovle this problem. Could you tell me about the good solution to fix this problem.
    I wish you will replay to me soon.

  • Nice app! I haven’t had to use something like this yet, but its good to know its there.
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  • Paul

    I tried it but the output I got was only in HEX format and could not see the ASCII codes. It didn’t help much on connecting my other devices on the network. Anyone have an idea to get this fixed?

    I tried a HEX to ASCII converter but it didn’t match one of the network connection I succeeded to remember more or less the PW.