Not too long ago I changed my Internet Service Provider and, following the advice I read in the magazine, the first thing I did was changing the WiFi signal password.
The problem is that I lost the text filed in which I stored it. I have two computers in the house connected to it and they can browse the internet with no problem, but I can’t connect any other. Is there any way to retrieve my password? (RAFAEL VEDILLO)
Current operative systems store wireless network passwords to prevent the user from having to remember them every time they want to Access the Internet. Also, with Windows 8 it is possible to set locations or prioritize a connection over another. If you’re connected to your wireless network and you can Access the Internet, retrieving your password is very simple.
In Windows 8, go to Network and Sharing Center from the notifications tray, then click the WiFi network symbol. Then, click on Wireless Network Properties and select the tab Security. Check the option Show password to recover it. Please note this process only works if you can connect to the wireless network because you’re within the router’s range.
If you can’t access or you’re somewhere else, you can use software like WirelessKeyView, a simple and free program that stores the passwords of all wireless networks your computer has connected to. You can find it in their official website.
According to a study published by the National Institute of Communication Technologies (Inteco), almost 12 percent of Spanish Internet users take advantage of the wireless networks of another individual. The trend is increasing: the rate increased from 6.9% in 2009 to 8.7% used in 2010. However, there are still many users who do not take measures to protect their networks.
Although it’s now relatively easy to access wifi passwords, the truth is that it is an offense under the Criminal Code, in particular Articles 255 and 256, which speak of electric fluid frauds and the like. According to Carlos Sanchez Almeida, an expert lawyer on computer crime, “in the case in which the fraud does not reach 400 Euros, it is not a crime, but a failure. The problem is to break the passwords and access to a private network could be a crime of divulging secrets, as defined in article 197 of the CP. And in that case sentences range from 1-4 years in prison. “
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There are lots of people who usually end up confused and frustrated when setting up a wireless router. Once they attempt to follow instructions, they only end up paying someone to do the task for them. In this article, you will learn three concepts on how to set it up yourself without using setup CD which comes along with your router. There’s also no need to use any push button or fancy gadget to make setting it up easy. These methods may be easy but won’t usually work as they even keep you isolated from understanding what’s going on. Once you make a simple mistake, you might end up stuck and would ask help from someone. Once you learn setting up a wireless router, you can now understand how to set up other wireless devices in the market such as game consoles, printers and iPads.
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The three important concepts you have to understand about wireless networking security and wireless routers are the ff:
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