how to retrieve network key from wireless connection

Hi

I have put in the key for wireless connection in my laptop and I forgot what it was.The connection is working but I need to use different laptop and I need to put in the key there.

P.S:I do not have access to Wireless Router

Thanks
1w3Asked:
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oleggoldCommented:
oops,that's not a good situation,depending on what was Your encryption but Your best bid would be to try and see at least the length of the key- it should in properties of Your wireless connection
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oleggoldCommented:
After You have the length You can try and remember Your password.
Also,is it Your wireless router You're talking about ?
Then You should be able  to access it with it's ip number,if You write "ipconfig /all" You'll receive many ip address,Your best choice will be Your dhcp server
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oleggoldCommented:
Other options are only if You password is not encrypted which is very loose chance ,You could use netmonitor utility from Microsoft to see the actual password as it's coming to Your laptop ,it will be in the body of first several packets Your laptop will exchange with the router
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1w3Author Commented:
I see the length but can't recall it..Encryption WPA-PSK & TKIP....

Yes, I am talking about wireless router...I have access to router and no password for it to get into...
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Encrypted1024Commented:
Contact your Network Administrator..........
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Krayt3chCommented:
Since your using WPA-Tkip it is possible to use one of the various Wireless network cracking programs

but otherwise, what os do you have?
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1w3Author Commented:
windows xp professional
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lee555J5Commented:
Your first question says you do *not* have access to the router. Your Author Comment ID: 30073479 says you *do* have access to the router with no password. Which is it? It matters.
If you have access to the router with no password, your best option is to set a new passkey for all devices. Do not waste your time trying to crack it.
If you do *not* have access to the router and the router is using WEP, you have a chance. If it is using WPA or WPA2, forget it. Technically, it is possible, but...just forget it. You need to remember the passkey or talk to someone who *does* have access to the router.
Lee
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1w3Author Commented:
Lee

I do not have password for router and it is WPA...so only option is to crack or get it somehow through OS.I am hoping
ID: 30074256 has something for me...
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lee555J5Commented:
But you have physical access, right?
No, ID: 30074256 does *not* have anything for you. As I said, cracking WPA/WPA2 is *possible*, but not easy and it takes time.
If you have physical access to the router, the easiest option for you is to reset the router to factory using the little reset button on the back or bottom and set it up again with a new password. You will need to change all client devices to the new password as well. Your network will be back up this way *long* before you crack WPA.
If you need further help with router settings, let me know.
Lee
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1w3Author Commented:
No,I do not have physical access....I have only access through http;//192.168.1.1
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Encrypted1024Commented:
Contact your Network Administrator..........
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lee555J5Commented:
I would talk to someone who has the password or can reset it. I would not try to crack it, unless you just want a challenge and have time. If it is a business router, I am sure you would be violating some electronic policy.
If it is not a business router, can you explain why you do not have access to it?
Lee
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johnb6767Commented:
WirelessKeyView: Recover lost WEP/WPA key/password stored by ...
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

On the working laptop, this should allow you to recover it.....
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lee555J5Commented:
Re: WirelessKeyView
Ok, wow, I am impressed. Who knew?
This whole conversation, I ignored the fact that you could *see* the obscured password. I focused on the "cracking" angle.

Please assign me *no* credit for this question. :-)
Lee
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Encrypted1024Commented:
I know I was a jerk the whole time but I was just wondering why you can't just get the key from the person who owns the router? Its cool if you want to hack it or whatever but I am just curious? School, work, neighbour. ex-girlfriend?
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1w3Author Commented:
Excellent!
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