?
Solved

Find WEP Key once entered.

Posted on 2004-10-07
6
Medium Priority
?
2,128 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have already set up a wireless card with a WEP key and SSID and everything. I want to set up another, unfortunately the networking software (cisco aironet) hides the WEP key after entry as password characters. It is a 128 character long key and I want to recover it, how can I do this?
0
Comment
Question by:benwiggy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 12251233
Hi benwiggy,
when i need my wep key i get it from the wireless acces point/router?

Cheers!
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:benwiggy
ID: 12251289
I do not have access to the AP/router
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:shard26
ID: 12251539
You'll probably need to start over then. Unless you wanna hack it.

If you want to hack it:

http://airsnort.shmoo.com/

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wepcrack

0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
DVation191 earned 2000 total points
ID: 12251900
Depending on your card/drivers/OS, you may be able to use this utility to view what's under the *'s to get your WEP Key.
http://www.snadboy.com/RevelationV2.zip

0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:NetoMeter Screencasts
ID: 12253776
What do you mean by not being able to connect to the access point?
Have you tried to connect through telnet session or with a console cable?
If you know the IP address you can perform a telnet session to the access point and reset the WEP key.
If you don't know it you can see the MAC address on the back of the access point and if it gets IP through DHCP find its IP, if not - scan the IP range and find it again.

NetoMeter
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:benwiggy
ID: 12264023
The Revelation 2 tool worked a charm - taking seconds to install and use - having scoured the web for similar tools for hours I was very pleased witht his solution, thanks a lot Dvation191!!
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

WARNING:   If you follow the instructions here, you will wipe out your VTP and VLAN configurations.  Make sure you have backed up your switch!!! I recently had some issues with a few low-end Cisco routers (RV325) and I opened a case with Cisco TA…
Make the most of your online learning experience.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question