How to find my wpa key in windows vista

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As a part of the set-up of a wireless network, most administrators will activate wireless security to protect the network from unauthorised access. WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) is one the security protocols used to protect a wireless network. Once the feature is activated only users with the WPA security key can access the network. If you need to add another computer to the network but you have forgotten the WPA key, you can find the key in the Wireless Network Properties utility in your computer running Windows Vista.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Click "Start" and then select Control Panel.

  2. 2

    Click Network and Internet and then select Network and Sharing Center.

  3. 3

    Click "Manage wireless networks" in the left pane of the window.

  4. 4

    Double-click the network that has the WPA key you want to view to open its Properties window.

  5. 5

    Click the Security tab.

  6. 6

    Click the "Show characters" check box under the "Network security key" text box. The WPA key will be revealed in the "Network security key" box.

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