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Wireless Key Generator for Windows

By Bench SoftwareFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Wireless Key Generator

  • Generate Wi-Fi encryption keys for wireless routers and access points.
  • Last updated on 2/26/2016
  • There have been 7 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

It's not just a bad pun to say that the "key" step in configuring a Wi-Fi network is protecting it with an encryption key that must be entered into each compatible device. Wireless Key Generator is a free tool that generates strong wireless encryption keys and saves them to a text file that you can store on a USB drive or other portable device and use to secure your home or office network.

The program's compact, dialog-based interface has two drop-down menus: Security Type, with two choices, WEP and the stronger WPA/WPA2; and Key Strength, with three choices in WPA/WPA2: 64-bit, 8-character; 160-bit, 20-character; and 504-bit, 63-character keys. The maximum key strength in WEP is pretty good, too--256 bits and 58 characters--but WEP isn't recommended for nonlegacy installations. Buttons labeled Copy, Save, and Generate key the program's functions. Other than an About button with a link to the developer, Bench Software, that's all there is to Wireless Key Generator, but that's all it needs; this program requires no instructions to operate. We selected WPA/WPA2 and 504 bits and pressed Generate. Wireless Key Generator instantly displayed a 63-character alphanumeric code in the Key field. We saved the key to a text file, then copied and pasted it from the Clipboard into a Word document. The program's done its work at that point; it's up to the network admin (you, probably) to use the key it creates to configure your PCs, routers, and other network devices.

Wireless Key Generator is extremely easy to use yet creates strong encryption keys. It won't be the weak link in your Wi-Fi chain. Just don't lose your keys!


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
October 29, 2010
Latest update
February 26, 2016
Version
2.0.1.78
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 7
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
268,607
Downloads Last Week
0

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Developer's Description

Generate Wi-Fi encryption keys for wireless routers and access points.
Encrypting your wireless internet access requires an encryption key, and Wireless Key Generator not only can provide you with this it can save your key to a text file ready for storing on a usb memory stick or CD. Giving you a simple means of entering you key on each wireless device requiring a secure internet access. Although Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is supported it is no longer recommended due to the number of programs available that can crack and determine the encryption key within seconds. So Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2) should be used if possible on all wireless access points and routers.