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Power Downloader never forgets a Wi-Fi password

Can't remember your Wi-Fi passkey, even if it's stored in your Wi-Fi manager? Never fear, Power Downloader is here with a tiny utility that will reveal all--but only to you.

Power Downloader often uses his friends' Wi-Fi hot spots all over the world, but he doesn't visit each friend as regularly as he'd like. Months or even years go by before he sees them again. Whether they use a WEP key or a WPA, he never has to worry about keeping a password database with WirelessKeyView.

WirelessKeyView consolidates your Wi-Fi settings into one window.

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WirelessKeyView is a simple utility. The main feature lets Power D view the passwords his Wi-Fi manager has stored, but it offers more than just that. The spreadsheet-style main window shows the properties on any stored network name. Users can view not only the ASCII password, but also the Hex key, the adapter type, and the adapter GUID. If you want to copy any of the information, hit ALT-Enter to open a properties window that displays it all in editable text fields.

Besides offering copy and search functions, WirelessKeyView also crams in an HTML report feature for either selected networks or the entire database. All in all, it's a great little application for revealing some of the hidden mysteries of the Wi-Fi signal you're using.

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