Discover Passwords Stored by Your Router

by Eric Geier [Published on 27 July 2011 / Last Updated on 27 July 2011]

Run your router's backup configuration file through this utility to see what passwords can be recovered.

You probably know that you can back up your router’s configuration; however, did you know that you might be able to recover passwords from this configuration file?

This is great if you have forgotten your router’s login password or the credentials for your ISP connection. To try it download and run the RouterPassView utility from NirSoft, and open your router’s config file. Any recoverable passwords will appear right away.

Remember, anyone else that gets ahold of your back up files can do the same, so keep them secure!

The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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