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Finding Network Connection Password

I have an XP, SP2 computer with a dial-up internet connection. My user name and password are remembered so I don't have to enter them when connecting. I want to use the same connection on another computer, an old Mac Power PC. I know my user name but not my password. (I've got it written down somewhere but recently moved and haven't found it yet, along with many other things!)

Is there any way to find my password that XP stores or should I just contact my ISP?

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Ask your ISP

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They won't be able to give you your current password, since (like XP) only it's computed hash value is ever stored, but they can give you a new password.

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try this

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Thanks!

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Downloaded the program, installed it and got my password. Once the program opened and I spent 20 seconds checking the manual, it only took 2 or 3 clicks and about as many seconds to find my dial-up password.

The best part was I didn't even have to know what I was doing!

Thanks again!

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