WPA Key in registry

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Scott J. Friedman, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. I have a client who is running WPA using TKIP via Foundry access points.

    When they setup a user to use it, everything works fine. We are using a
    passphrase for WPA.

    However when we want to disable the user from getting on, and turn WPA off
    on their PC, it must store the passphrase in the registry. When we
    re-enable it on the PC, it automatically fills in the WPA key.

    Since this is a highly secure environment, we'd like to know how to
    completely remove the passphrase from the registry (or whereever Windows is
    keeping it).

    I believe this is mostly an XP issue.

    We've tried disabling Wireless Zero Configuration service, but that didn't
    seem to do it.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
    Scott Friedman
    Scott J. Friedman, Aug 1, 2005
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  2. Scott J. Friedman

    Clark Guest

    I'm just guessing here, but I assume if it is in the registry, it is
    encrypted so you can't find it. You could possibly delete the profile
    (which it may not let you), or you could enter another phrase that would not

    You could MAC filtering to keep a certain computer out, or block an address
    or maybe user.

    Clark, Aug 2, 2005
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  3. Scott J. Friedman

    Guest Guest

    Are they using pure Windows or some 3rd party wireless software for WPA?
    For Windows, the registry key is well known.
    However if you delete it, when the clients need to get on the network you'll
    have to configure them again.

    Guest, Aug 2, 2005
  4. "Well known" ?

    Can you point me in a direction where it might be?

    Scott J. Friedman, Aug 4, 2005
  5. Scott J. Friedman

    Pavel A. Guest

    Pavel A., Aug 5, 2005
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