Can NIC Card Stored Unchangeable RAM?

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I’ve upgraded all the hard drives, and drivers in my laptop then all of a sudden my laptop has finally established a connection to my wireless router.

I was just so used to connecting it that I didn’t think much of it until today.

I have realized that I forgot to put a password in it.

So, is it possible for my NIC card to have some kind of flash unchangeable RAM that keeps this info?

I’ve examine my router’s configuration page to see if my wireless encryption and password is enabled, which is actually ok.

Also, I’ve reinstalled Windows, and it recalled my password.

I own a DELL XPS M1330 and a Netgear router flashed with DD-WRT v24 SP2.

Any of you guys have possible answers to this issue of mine?

Help is definitely appreciated.

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Can NIC Card Stored Unchangeable RAM?


Windows XP and Windows Vista store wireless keys in different locations:

Windows XP: The wireless keys are stored in the Registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWZCSVCParametersInterfaces [Interface Guide].

Windows Vista: The wireless keys are stored in the file system c:ProgramDataMicrosoftWlansvcProfilesInterfaces[Interface Guide].

You can go to the windows registry by clicking run and then typing ‘regedit’. Note that the keys are stored in encrypted form and therefore you will require third party software to decrypt it.

One such program is WIRELESSKEYVIEW which can be downloaded:


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