Most (almost all) wireless routers allow users to backup the router configuration to a file, so that it can be imported later in case of any problem. But what if you have forgotten the password or the wireless network key and need to recover it? This is where RouterPassView comes handy, and yes, it is developed by Nirsoft.
This nifty little portable tool can open the router configuration file and list all router passwords that are found. It includes all options that are generally found in other tools by the same developer. There is option to export the results, print them, option to search the content, and so on.
According to the developer, due to the large number of routers available in the market, it is near impossible to support them all. For now, it only supports limited routers that are famous. The list includes:
- Linksys WRT54GL, and possibly similar models.
- Edimax BR6204WG, and possibly similar models.
- Siemens ADSL SL2-141, and possibly similar models.
- Dynalink RTA1025W, and possibly similar models.
- NETGEAR WGT624, and possibly similar models.
- ASUS WL-520g, and possibly similar models.
- COMTREND 536+ (Only Internet Login)
- US Robotics 9108 ADSL (internet login and admin login)
- D-Link DSL-2540U/BRU/D ADSL2+
It works on all versions of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to the latest Windows 7.