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Windows 7: Keep wifi password hidden

30 Dec 2009   #1
beautiful

Win7
 
 
Keep wifi password hidden

Hello,
We have wireless internet. On the Windows 7 notebook computer, I entered the SSID (not broadcasted) and the password. Internet works fine on the notebook.

But this is what I would like: I would like that a person using the notebook be prevented from seeing what the password is (by right-clicking on the network icon, then choosing Properties).

How can we do this?

Thank you.


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31 Dec 2009   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi beautiful and welcome to SF,

I've been skimming thru the settings and come to the conclusion that this could only be done thru group policy or regristry hacking. You basically want the Network security key box to be greyed out for certain account. Someone with knowledge in this area might be able to help.


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31 Dec 2009   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I forgot to add, does your wireless adapter comes with a utility to manage wireless connectivity? If so, you could use this and it'll disabled Window's built-in version of the utility. I'm sure these third party software won't show the security key.
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01 Jan 2010   #4
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Easy solution. Don't give the other users the administrative password and force them to use a standard user account. The WiFi password is only available to one with administrative power. Without access to an account with administrative power, they will not be able to access the WiFi password (along with many other things).
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01 Jan 2010   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Easy solution. Don't give the other users the administrative password and force them to use a standard user account. The WiFi password is only available to one with administrative power. Without access to an account with administrative power, they will not be able to access the WiFi password (along with many other things).
That is correct, but not being an admininstrator might be limiting to the user.
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