Security Software Password Managers WirelessKeyView (32-bit)

WirelessKeyView (32-bit) 2.05 for Windows

by NirSoft

Avg. Rating 4.6 (72 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 21,097
Publisher NirSoft
Homepage WirelessKeyView
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the 'Wireless Zero Configuration' service of Windows XP and by the 'WLAN AutoConfig' service of Windows Vista. It allows you to easily save all keys to text/html/xml file, or copy a single key to the clipboard.

Latest Reviews

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v1.55 on Jul 31, 2012

Does not retrieve any information under Win 7 64 bit, even with enclosed work around.

arbolesparanavidad

arbolesparanavidad reviewed v1.55 on Jul 30, 2012

i also have been heavily using this tool for a while and it's really useful for my

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.50 on Apr 30, 2012

handy tool for the person that forgets to write it down...question below check your security settings Antivirus fire wall ect....

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v1.36 on Sep 13, 2011

does not identify any wireless network and no key on my computer, strange.
Win 7 64bit, home premium

Any iddeas? works perfectly on my XP boxes...

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v1.35 on Apr 21, 2011

great !!!

YankDownUnder

YankDownUnder reviewed v1.32 on Jan 24, 2010

Especially in the instance of customer/clients not knowing or not remembering their network settings, this kind of tool is invaluable. I've come across many "emergency" situations that were literally business critical and had to be resolved ASAP - this tool has been part of my "kit" since its inception, and will always continue to be part of my "kit".

jcollake

jcollake reviewed v1.30 on Nov 12, 2009

This is a good idea for a small freeware utility. Microsoft should expose this capability in Windows, though only after privilege elevation (requiring non-administrative users to enter an administrative user context that is password protected). While the utility could be abused by those who want to quickly snatch the wireless key off a PC they are visiting, they could enumerate those stored keys through other means anyway (provided sufficient access to the PC exists). Therefore, this utility has more legitimate uses than it does illegitimate uses.

Dana1

Dana1 reviewed v1.30 on Nov 11, 2009

Quote "Whats the point in having a wireless key if software like this is freely available so others can get your wireless key." I answer to that, if you have had your system running fine for a long time, you tend to forget your key as it is not something you enter every day. I find this program very useful. It is not designed so others can get your key. If they do, then you were not paying attention to what they were doing on your computer. I would ask, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
Love this program.

poundsmack

poundsmack reviewed v1.27 on Jun 24, 2009

NirSoft makes some of the best, and most usefull programs when your job is to migrate people from different machines and they don't know any of their password that are saved.

@Stevefarrell
I think you missunderstand how the program works. It doesn't pick they key out of the air, it displays the stored key on the computer. This is usefull if someone gets a new laptop you can simply pull the key from the old laptop. How many peopl edo you know that remember their WEP or WPA key? ;)

Stevefarrell

Stevefarrell reviewed v1.27 on Jun 24, 2009

Whats the point in having a wireless key if software like this is freely available so others can get your wireless key.

Avg. Rating 4.6 (72 votes)
Your Rating
gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v1.55 on Jul 31, 2012

Does not retrieve any information under Win 7 64 bit, even with enclosed work around.

arbolesparanavidad

arbolesparanavidad reviewed v1.55 on Jul 30, 2012

i also have been heavily using this tool for a while and it's really useful for my

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.50 on Apr 30, 2012

handy tool for the person that forgets to write it down...question below check your security settings Antivirus fire wall ect....

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v1.36 on Sep 13, 2011

does not identify any wireless network and no key on my computer, strange.
Win 7 64bit, home premium

Any iddeas? works perfectly on my XP boxes...

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v1.35 on Apr 21, 2011

great !!!

YankDownUnder

YankDownUnder reviewed v1.32 on Jan 24, 2010

Especially in the instance of customer/clients not knowing or not remembering their network settings, this kind of tool is invaluable. I've come across many "emergency" situations that were literally business critical and had to be resolved ASAP - this tool has been part of my "kit" since its inception, and will always continue to be part of my "kit".

jcollake

jcollake reviewed v1.30 on Nov 12, 2009

This is a good idea for a small freeware utility. Microsoft should expose this capability in Windows, though only after privilege elevation (requiring non-administrative users to enter an administrative user context that is password protected). While the utility could be abused by those who want to quickly snatch the wireless key off a PC they are visiting, they could enumerate those stored keys through other means anyway (provided sufficient access to the PC exists). Therefore, this utility has more legitimate uses than it does illegitimate uses.

Dana1

Dana1 reviewed v1.30 on Nov 11, 2009

Quote "Whats the point in having a wireless key if software like this is freely available so others can get your wireless key." I answer to that, if you have had your system running fine for a long time, you tend to forget your key as it is not something you enter every day. I find this program very useful. It is not designed so others can get your key. If they do, then you were not paying attention to what they were doing on your computer. I would ask, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
Love this program.

poundsmack

poundsmack reviewed v1.27 on Jun 24, 2009

NirSoft makes some of the best, and most usefull programs when your job is to migrate people from different machines and they don't know any of their password that are saved.

@Stevefarrell
I think you missunderstand how the program works. It doesn't pick they key out of the air, it displays the stored key on the computer. This is usefull if someone gets a new laptop you can simply pull the key from the old laptop. How many peopl edo you know that remember their WEP or WPA key? ;)

Stevefarrell

Stevefarrell reviewed v1.27 on Jun 24, 2009

Whats the point in having a wireless key if software like this is freely available so others can get your wireless key.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.18 on Oct 13, 2008

Works great. Love it!

Antdog

Antdog reviewed v1.15 on Nov 19, 2007

Like the other reviewer said...IT WORKS! Clean, quick and simple, and the best part ITS FREE! Just what I needed for a forgotten key for my wireless at home.

belthurgp

belthurgp reviewed v1.13 on Nov 2, 2007

It just works. No frills. You don't find such simple working tools easily. Good job.

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