WPA - PSK AES recovery... any ideas

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WPA - PSK AES recovery... any ideas

Postby Katch » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:16 pm

Hi there,

My girlfriend's dad has been having trouble connecting his new laptop to their network because he has lost the WPA key for his router along with the admin password for the router itself.

I have previously used the network but also have no idea what the WPA key was. I've used WZCook to recover the HEx string, just wondering if anyone knows how I can get the hex back to the original passphrase in plain text?

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Postby beakmyn » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:21 pm

Katch wrote:Hi there,

My girlfriend's dad has been having trouble connecting his new laptop to their network because he has lost the WPA key for his router along with the admin password for the router itself.

I have previously used the network but also have no idea what the WPA key was. I've used WZCook to recover the HEx string, just wondering if anyone knows how I can get the hex back to the original passphrase in plain text?

Regards.


Simple solution. Go to the manufacturer's website and find the factory reset procedure. Then you have the factory default settings and no password. Now you set it back up. But, you'll probably tell me you can't do this and most likely make up some lame excuse. If you haven't figured it out you're post pegged the B.S. meter.
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Postby Katch » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:23 pm

yeah thats what I'll do when I finally get over there. If I can recover the key another way it would be less hassle.
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Postby beakmyn » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:25 pm

Katch wrote:yeah thats what I'll do when I finally get over there. If I can recover the key another way it would be less hassle.


Trust me factory reset is the easiest/fastest/most reliable/safest/convienent way.
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Postby theprez98 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:53 pm

Katch wrote:yeah thats what I'll do when I finally get over there. If I can recover the key another way it would be less hassle.

Like I said over at Remote Exploit:
Two words...HARDWARE RESET.

How can holding down a reset button for 30 seconds be a hassle?
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Postby brwrdrvr » Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:46 am

Katch wrote:yeah thats what I'll do when I finally get over there. If I can recover the key another way it would be less hassle.


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Postby xor » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:18 am

Actually some Cisco devices that's not so easy. Some of them you need the console cable to factory reset.

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