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**I know this is borderline on the ToS, not sure if this is allowed or not, if it isn't to be discussed I'm sorry and please just close/delete this**

Please help I've got a problem, my friend brought over his laptop so we can play online together but, obviously we have the wi-fi wpa encrypted for security, but I can't remember my password.

Basically on the wireless we have a laptop running windows ME (god aweful i know, i need to fix it) and my dads business computer, but not allowed touching that at all (paranoid parents). So I can't just change the wireless password as dad will freak!. Is there anyway I can just read the password off the laptop with windows ME so we can play some games because this really sucks.

Sorry if this isn't allowed for discussion I just don't know what my other options are.
 

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Sort of, I figured if it auto connects everytime its within range it has to just store it somewhere so would there be a way to read it in the registry or if there is a reliable program to find it. I don't wanna just google some junk filled with adware...
 

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i have never tried it myself, and i'm not sure how sketchy some of those programs might be...

Yeah thats the problem I've run into I don't trust any of the programs that 'supposedly' do this...
 

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Will take too long and please don't discuss because then this thread will be shutdown and I actually need help.
 

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Log into the router through your computer/laptop and look up the password!

192.168.1.1

leave name field blank and for password it's admin

Since your rents are "paranoid" they probably changed the password. If thats the case use a Cat5 cable if you have one, of course.

I looked, it doesn't tell me the old one, it just has a field to change the password to a new one unfortunately
 

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What about direct connection to the router, with a Cat 5 cable?

I guess that will have to do, only have a 6 foot cable so its going to start getting crowded in the computer room, 2 computers + his laptop on 1 desk yikes
 

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There's a reset button on your router. Just reset it, then tell your dad that there must've been a power surge that erased the router data. Course, you can only tell him that if he's not really good with computers. That's what i'd tell my dad. Another option is if you have two wifi cards for the laptops, then you can do an ad hoc connection.
 

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There's a reset button on your router. Just reset it, then tell your dad that there must've been a power surge that erased the router data. Course, you can only tell him that if he's not really good with computers. That's what i'd tell my dad. Another option is if you have two wifi cards for the laptops, then you can do an ad hoc connection.

Thought about reset / power outtage idea, but doubt he would fall for it. and I can't really just connect the two laptops via wifi because then it won't be able to access the internet too
 

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Due to the fact that your router may in fact be someone else's router... the most help you'll get here is physically reset the router, and reconfigure it...
 

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Due to the fact that your router may in fact be someone else's router... the most help you'll get here is physically reset the router, and reconfigure it...

I know thats what it seems in the first post even though it isn't. I think we'll just give up and run a ethernet cable around n cram all the computers in 1 room.
 
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