WPA Key - Retrieving it

April 12, 2008 at 14:32:31
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I have tried logging into my Wirless router using the IP Adress and all that. When I look at the part where the WPA Key is, the code is Star'ed out, is there any other way I can view my WPA key to get my PS3 online? If you know, PLEASE post it for me! Thanks!

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April 12, 2008 at 16:05:45
There is no way you can view the WPA key, it is encoded and stored in the router. If it were an easy to discover the WPA key it wouldn't be very secure now would it.

You shouldn't have to view it, you should know it. If you have forgotten the key you will have to re-set it in the router. To do that you will need the routers password. If you have forgotten that you will have to reset the router to factory defaults and start configuring it all over again.


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April 14, 2008 at 10:01:43
@StuartS "If it were an easy to discover the WPA key it wouldn't be very secure now would it."

Well, seeing as you'd need the wireless key to login to the router, OR be on a wired connection, and therefore have physical access to the router, I don't see what would be so insecure about it. Especially given the fact that you have to login with the username and password to get to a page like that.

Regardless, if it's all starred out, you're not getting it. Just change it in the router and change it on all the wireless devices.

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April 21, 2008 at 07:30:12
You didn't mention what brand router you have bu your router should have a reset button to return it to the factory default settings. This would clear the WPA password.

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April 26, 2008 at 15:30:31
But I recommend that you just put in a new WPA key rather that resetting the router. If you will reset the router you will need to reconfigure everything.

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May 7, 2008 at 13:35:51
Hardwire to the router and set up a new WPA key like curly said. That's the only thing I can see happening UNLESS your rotuer has the WPA key written on it somewhere ( Actiontec gt704wg wireless DSL router/gateway has the default SSID and WEP key on the bottom so i dunno bout what you have)

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May 23, 2008 at 12:01:33
Some router firmware gives you the option of viewing your WPA key as normal characters rather than stars. I flashed my Linksys router with a 3rd party firmware called Tomato, and within the router setup I have the option of displaying the actual characters.

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