Security experts suggest that you should use a strong password for your WiFi internet connection, so that nobody can crack or guess it easily. A strong password contains at least eight characters which may be a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters. If you find it difficult to think of a strong password, then there are tools like Norton Password Generator which help you quickly generate multiple passwords of given length and character sets. But there is a problem with such strong passwords – it is very hard to remember them and even if we manage to memorize them, we tend to forget them easily. If you have forgotten or lost your WiFi passwords then you can recover them easily through the SterJo Wireless Passwords.
SterJo Wireless Passwords is a free portable Windows utility that scans your system for any stored wireless network passwords and shows them to you. Since it is portable, it does not have to be installed, nor does it leave any fingerprints on the system it is run on. You can download the ZIP archive for SterJo Wireless Passwords, extract the contents to a folder and run WiFiPasswords.exe from there.
It quickly scans your Windows PC for any stored passwords and displays the found passwords along with the respective network names (SSID), password, authentication method, and encryption cipher. All the passwords are shown in plain text, so you can directly use them. But if the passwords are too long, then you can right-click on them and copy them to the clipboard.
SterJo Wireless Passwords also allows you to save all the passwords into a text file. To save the passwords, you can click on the Save icon in the toolbar or choose File → Save As from the menubar. The passwords can only be saved in form of a TXT file.
Conclusion: SterJo Wireless Passwords is a small and portable tool to find your lost passwords that were used to connect to a wireless network on your Windows PC. It can detect passwords for all types of wireless networks, authentication methods and encryption types.
You can download SterJo Wireless Passwords from http://www.sterjosoft.com/wireless-passwords.html.