Disabling Show characters for Wifi

windows XPBy default, when you look at your wireless connection Properties, you'll see an option to Show characters for the Network security key. This article describes the procedure for preventing this.


Login with a Local Admin account and go to the Start button, and enter regedit to start Regedit. Find (Ctrl + F) the following Registry key:

  1. First create a backup in case you want to restore this feature in the future.
    1. With the Registry key selected, by choosing File > Export.
    2. Name your exported file 'Show Wifi Password'.
  2. Right-click on the Registry key, and click Permissions.
    1. Add the user account that you are currently logged in as.
    2. Give this account Full access.
  3. Now you can right-click on the registry key, and choose Delete.

Now when you try to click the Show characters checkbox, the characters are not revealed.


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