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Finding WPA passcode

Discussion in 'Technology Help' started by Sonic Boom, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Sonic Boom

    Sonic Boom @JohanSSB4 Twitter

    I'll be quick: I'm having trouble locating the password/key needed to connect the Nintendo Wii to the internet. I am running on a WPA-Enterprise TKIP connection, so could someone give me a step by step process as to how to locate the key, if this is possible? I'm not gifted with knowledge about computers and connection, so some help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Nutter t.KK

    Nutter t.KK can Mega Evolve!

    This may sound cruel, but I doubt many here can help you. You have to Talk to person who set up the Network. You may have to explain, it only takes the time to "type in" the password, which takes up to 5 minutes for a long and complex password. (I've been setting up Wifi PCs for some time as well as PDAs, DS, PSPs and my Wii.)

    The Password is usually created by the person who set it up. (For example: My Brother's password after a Guitar) There is a way to Log on the router and find it there, but that usually has another Custom Pass word protecting it.
     
  3. siburke939

    siburke939 <------ my 1st shiny

    Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt

    type the following: ipconfig

    enter the "Default Gateway" number (eg: 000.000.0.0) into a browser window address bar

    username & password - probably "admin" & "admin" (many people don't change it)

    it should be somewhere in the wireless security section
     
  4. KidisMokuba

    KidisMokuba I kill ***s.

    It's called hacking, and it's illegal.
     
  5. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    Don't be a putz. It's not hacking to figure out the security key for your own router, knucklehead.

    So I can claim I contributed something to the thread, what model is your router, Boom?
     
  6. KidisMokuba

    KidisMokuba I kill ***s.

    How are you sure it's his router? Laptops and Computers don't need a passkey to connect. So how are you sure he's not running of off someone else?
     
  7. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    Call it a well-educated hunch. Boom doesn't seem the type to be running off of someone else's paid services. He's welcome to prove me wrong if that's the case.
     
  8. chuboy

    chuboy <- It was THIS big!

    You ask the person who administrates your network, the person who set up your wireless internet in other words. Your parents will know. If they don't want you to know, unfortunately there isn't much you can do as WPA is practically impossible to crack.
     
  9. siburke939

    siburke939 <------ my 1st shiny

    the WPA key is automatically generated so no his parents won't have set it
     
  10. KidisMokuba

    KidisMokuba I kill ***s.

    They could have if they bought the router and set it up. When you set it up from the disc the router installs from, you can set the keey. Hey SB, if it IS your router, find your disc and reinstall the router, setting your own WPA key.
     
  11. Sonic Boom

    Sonic Boom @JohanSSB4 Twitter

    On closer inspection, it seems that the router I am using is a custom one exclusive to the campus I am in. As such, security precautions have been made. I don't think I'll be able to find the key w/o performing illegal activities, so thanks to everyone who has tried to help me with this. I guess I'll have to find an alternate way to connect.
     
  12. siburke939

    siburke939 <------ my 1st shiny

    my past 2 routers just provided automatically generated WPA keys but i suppose others may be different

    i don't think it's necessary to reinstall it completely - just google for the default access username/password (usually admin/admin) & hard reset it if them details have been changed
     
  13. Nutter t.KK

    Nutter t.KK can Mega Evolve!

    When you Log on with a Lap top do you have to Log on with via a "Web" Page? If so you can't access the net Via the Wii.
     

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