May 19, 2010

Tool: How to Recover Routers Passwords & Settings

A new tool from the best freeware site Nirsoft.net was just published that allows you to recover valuable information from a saved backup configuration files of network routers.


Most modern routers allow you to backup the configuration of the router into a file, and then restore the configuration from the file when it's needed.
The backup file of the router usually contains important data like your ISP user name/password, the login password of the router, and wireless network keys.
If you lost one of these password/keys, but you still have a backup file of your router configuration, RouterPassView might help you to recover your lost password from your router file.

This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 

Supported Routers

Due to large amount of router models available in the market, it's impossible to support all of them.
For now, RouterPassView supports a limited number of router models, and I'll gradually add support for more routers in future versions. Also, be aware that even if your router is not in the list, you can still try to open your router backup file with RouterPassView, because some routers are sold with different brand name, but they still use the same software/chipset of other routers.Here's the list:
  • Linksys WRT54GL, and possibly similar models.
  • Edimax BR6204WG, and possibly similar models.
  • Siemens ADSL SL2-141, and possibly similar models.
  • Dynalink RTA1025W, and possibly similar models.
  • NETGEAR WGT624, and possibly similar models.
  • ASUS WL-520g, and possibly similar models.

Test Results...

I've tested it on a file saved on an Edimax BR6204wg and this is the result:

The utility easily recovered the login password, Wireless encryption type and secret key, and also my ISP VPN and DynDNS settings (which I've erased from the screenshot..).

Cool indeed!!

Download from here.
More information here.