Here’s a situation. You’ve got a secured WiFi signal in your library and you’re trying to connect to it with a new computer. Trouble is, it’s been so long since you’ve connect a new computer everyone’s forgotten the key to the secured WiFi signal. What are you to do? Well, you could reset the router to factory settings but you’ll loose every other setting and you’ll need to re-secure the connection and enter the new key into every computer. A better solution? Run WirelessKeyView on a laptop that’s previously been connected to that secured WiFi signal.
This handy little program, easily run off a flash drive, will report to you the keys for every secured WiFi signal a particular computer has every been attached to. Find the right SSID, copy down the key, enter it into that new computer, and you’re all set.
Yes folks, if you haven’t figured it out yet, this is also a massive security hole. If you’ve told a computer to remember a WiFi key, I can just plug in my flash drive, run this program, and have that key in seconds. Please act accordingly.