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Old 02-27-2010, 04:17 PM   #1
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Hi, all,

If anyone can help me with this, I'd be internally (and eternally) grateful.

I forgot my network key. I use WPA-PSK network authentication and TKIP data encription. But my network key is displayed in dots, not the actual key.

Is there any way I can find out what my network key is?

TIA,

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Old 02-27-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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It won't display the ASCII for WPA (at least not the last time I used it) but wirelesskeyview will allow you to recover the hex which you can paste into other PCs to allow you to connect to the network.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:19 PM   #3
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Thanks.

When I unzip the program, webroot spy sweeper identifies one of the files as a virus and immediately quarantines it.

I know it states that this can happen on their website, but it still makes me nervious.

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Old 02-27-2010, 08:57 PM   #4
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It's considered a PUP. It probably has the ability to alter files critical to Windows or a Windows service. It's nothing to worry about. Just turn off the Anti-Virus for the period of use. And if it makes you feel a bit more secure, run a scan after it does its thing.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:51 PM   #5
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Hey, Thanks a lot. I'll try pasting the hex key into my network configuration.

Much appreciated.

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Old 02-27-2010, 11:21 PM   #6
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Press the reset button on the back of the router.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:17 AM   #7
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Hi, all,

Thanks everyone for your wise replys. I wish I could get the ASCII, but the HEX works although I'm dreading copying it into my iPad (when I get it, of course).

Thanks again folks.

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This might work. http://www.dolcevie.com/js/converter.html
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Press the reset button on the back of the router.
This of course will work....if you want to reconfigure your router.
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