Reveal Lost Asterisk *** WEP WPA Wireless Broadband Router Password

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Let’s say you are at your parent’s place and it is the holiday, your parents doesn’t remember the router’s WiFi’s password. What should you do if you want to access the internet? Here is a simple tutorial I created on how to reveal the asterisk password in the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser.

Recommended Reading: WEP vs. WPA vs. WPA2 Comparison – How Do Wifi Wireless Get Hacked

How to Reveal Asterisk Password without Software?

This is a very useful tutorial to reveal a router’s WEP WPA password at your parent’s place, they tend to forget the password or misplaced the paper they wrote it down. It can be done manually with Google Chrome browser without the need to download or install any asterisk password reveler software.

I am assuming you are accessing the router via your parent’s computer. The router’s default address is Since all router has different user interface, in this example, I am using a Gmail password box to demonstrate how to reveal the asterisk.

reveal masked asterisk password show

  • Step 0 – Access the router via, login. Usually the user and password is “admin”.
  • Step 1 – Highlight the password, then right click.
  • Step 2 – Select ‘Inspect Elements’

reveal masked asterisk password show

  • Step 3 – Look for the ‘password’ input code

reveal masked asterisk password show

  • Step 4 – Replace it with ‘text’ as shown in the screen shot

The password masked by the asterisk are now automatically revealed in text form, no longer hidden under the asterisk.

Show Asterisk *** Password with Software

If the above method is too geeky or complicated, you might find this simple software useful. Again, you need to have access to your parent’s computer while performing this simple task.

Recover Lost WEP Wireless Network Password Key

WirelessKeyView is a simple tool to recover all wireless network security keys/passwords (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the ‘Wireless Zero Configuration’ service of Windows XP, Vista and 7. It is not a real hacking tool; it simply reveals your forgotten password.

13 comments on “Reveal Lost Asterisk *** WEP WPA Wireless Broadband Router Password

  1. abdo
    abdo December 3, 2012 at 6:01 am - Reply


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      Jimmy April 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm - Reply

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  4. Peter RedBird
    Peter RedBird April 12, 2013 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    wireless router key finder for my parent’s router, thanks!

  5. ZamZam
    ZamZam April 12, 2013 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Reveal the asterisk for modem, wifi password key

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    monitor passwords hidden behind asterisk characters

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      Adam Pash April 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm - Reply

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  8. ravi
    ravi June 1, 2014 at 1:41 am - Reply

    but its not working to view wifi password

    • Geckoandfly
      Geckoandfly June 1, 2014 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      If it doesn’t show anything, it could probably means the wifi password is not saved in windows.

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    Mdrosulislam December 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm - Reply

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