North York, ON
I need to find the WEP key!
I am visiting at a cousin's house for the week. She has a wireless network in her house, and one computer connected to it. However, she had a computer guy come in and install the wireless network so she doesn't know what the WEP key is to access the network.
Is there any way that I can go into her computer and figure out the WEP key, so that I can use it on my laptop and connect to her wireless network? If it helps, she has an SMC SMC2602W in her computer.
Thanks in advance!
actions · 2003-Jun-29 11:16 pm · (locked)
GinoIl Cavallino Rampante
It's not impossible but not worth it. There is not simple way, that I know of, to do this short of using some packet-capturing hack utility, Just, simply, reset the SMC to factory defaults and reconfigure it with a brand new key.
actions · 2003-Jun-30 1:25 am · (locked)
|reply to ajhaji |
Not sure if this will work for you, but doing this works on my 7004VWBR:
Using a PC on the router's LAN, browse to the router's configuration page for WEP key settings. (Of course, if the installer also changed the settings password and didn't tell her, give up here.)
Use the browser's 'View Source' feature to look at the HTML code for the WEP settings page - make sure you're not looking at the frame's HTML, but rather, the code for the specific page. Scroll through the text - the key fields are set to display in password mode (as asterisks), but the current actual values are still there for each key param. Search for an item like:
Hope this helps!
P.S. Not a very effective security feature, eh?
actions · 2003-Jun-30 12:20 pm · (locked)
On my SMC 7004AWBR, on the Wireless config page, the WEP key shows in plain text. I refer to it anytime I'm adding a new wireless client to my network. Definitely not high security if you can gain access to the web-based management system.
actions · 2003-Jun-30 1:47 pm · (locked)
I know this may be too late, but, you can just turn off WEP so no password is needed, then when you go home, turn it back on. The previously entered password/phrase should still be there. She'll have to do the same on her PC/laptop with the wireless card.
actions · 2003-Jul-30 2:23 pm · (locked)