So many times this happens to me. You’ve gone through the process of setting up a new laptop or computer on the network with your new wireless router. You apply the appropriate security, typically with WEP or WPA, and you enter it without ever thinking you’ll need to remember it again. Later, someone else wants to join the wireless network, but you have no idea what that key is, because you didn’t write it down. You could access the router and reset it, but that in turn would require you to reset all the rest of the PCs as well. Well, WirelessKeyView is here to be your savior.
With Wireless Key View, you can display all of the WEP or WPA security stored on your Windows PC. They must however be stored in the Wireless Zero Configuration utility, and not in another tool that may or may not have been included with the system. It’s a handy tool, especially for small or large IT departments.
It is worth noting that early Verizon cable and internet installations may have included an Actiontec router which defaulted to the insecure WEP security protocol. Due to recent exploits and hacking tools, it is advisable to change your router to WPA/WPA2 if it is currently set to WEP.