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Recovering saved wpa keys

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Pyeti, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Pyeti New Member

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    nothing illegal going on here i just need the wpa key on my wireless lol.
    after setting up the wireless in my house earlier this year i have forgotten my wpa key. it is saved in the windows wireless manager thing but i cant remember it and would like to have it so i can use my wireless in ubuntu.
    thanks for any help you can give
     
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  2. Wile E

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    Log on to your router, and change it to something you remember.
     
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  3. mrhuggles

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    figure out a way to download the config, that will have it in there. [like backup the config option]
     
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    Google is your friend.

    Seriously, there is a free program that can access the WPA key from your PC. It's very simple, and even easier to find :D
     
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    I still say changing it to something he'll actually remember is the best option. lol.
     
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    But doesn't that defeat the purpose of it being hard to crack? If you can easily remember it then you either have some kind of god-like memory, or it's far too easy to crack.
     
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    come up with something easy to remember, yet that few would guess....

    my key is 24char long, 5 numbers mixed in there but short version is it goes

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    could probably just crack your own key.... acctualy that sounds like fun might do it to mine some day...
     
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    Not if the key is something only you can relate to.
     
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    I can remember my wireless key because I input it so often. It is in hexadecimal, and has 10 characters. There is no pattern.
     
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    or you could just use a packet sniffer to get it :D, if you were so inclined, and the router was inaccessible
     
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