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Protecting wirless password from being viewed

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#1 chevyaddict


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:49 PM

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and don't have the time to search to see if this topic has been addressed here. Is there a way to protect the wireless password from being seen when your able to right click on the network icon, go to network/Sharing, then to managing, then opening the wireless icon, then clicking on security then clicking on show password. Is there a way to make it where only administrator can access or a program out there to prevent. Hope this makes sense. Any help would be appriciated.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 05:34 PM

I'm gathering you're describing something you can do under Windows 7, as I seem to remember this, but I can't gain the same access under Windows 10 through Windows itself.


That being said, there are tons of utilities out there including Canon Wireless Setup Assistant, that are designed specifically to query what networks you've connected to and the passwords for each as stored on your machine.


I'll also add that I was unaware of the technique you mention.

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#3 chevyaddict

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 10:56 PM

I will see what windows it is when I get to work tonight. I work at a therapeutic home for boys and the internet is supposed to be monitored and they are able to access the password of the wireless router from the computer and I'm trying to see how I can prevent them from being able to. It isn't windows 10 I'm  sure of that.

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 05:06 PM

You answered your own question mate, only administrators can edit and or configure the wireless adapter and also view the wireless key using command prompt (netsh wlan show profiles * key=clear).

make sure they are not local or domain admin level.

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