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Hi All,
I am developing one software project in which i require the Wireless network key of the connected network. But the problem is that in different OS the Network key is coming in encrypted format(depending on the type of Network Encryption). Now i dont know how to decrypt it as Windows internally does the encryption of these network keys.
Can anybody help me in getting these network keys or can tell me how i can get the network keys.If anybody has worked on it or got any sample codes for doing this, then plz post it here.

Thanks & Regards
Dinesh
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I think you're asking Wi-Fi protection access used with IEEE 802.11, WPA or WPA2.
This key is like a password: you cannot decrypt it. It is not stored anywhere, so there is nothing you can possible access and read. Stored key is never needed to authenticate a legitimate user trying to connect to the wireless access point.

See for more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access[^],
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11i-2004[^],
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wired_Equivalent_Privacy[^].
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11[^].

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