Importing and Exporting Wi-Fi Passwords

Importing and Exporting Wi-Fi Passwords

 

On Windows and Mac OS X, LastPass has the ability to import Wi-Fi passwords stored within your computer into LastPass as Secure Notes.  On Windows, LastPass also has the ability to export Wi-Fi passwords stored as LastPass Secure Notes to your computer.

Please note that in order to use this functionality on Windows, you must allow Windows to manage your Wi-Fi connections.  Third party Wi-Fi connection managers such as the one provided by your Wi-Fi adapter’s manufacturer (Intel, etc.) are not supported.

Setup

In order to import and export Wi-Fi passwords, your computer must have a Wi-Fi adapter installed.

If you would like to import and export from the LastPass browser extension on Windows, you will need to re-run the LastPass Universal Installer.  This is due to the fact that we need to install a utility that requires administrator privileges in order to import and export Wi-Fi passwords.  You can re-run the LastPass Universal Installer from:

https://lastpass.com/installer/

You will also need to ensure you’re running the binary version of the LastPass browser extension.  If you’re not, in Firefox and Chrome, go to:

https://lastpass.com/dl/

In Safari and Opera, please see:

https://helpdesk.lastpass.com/safaribinary/

Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

To import and export Wi-Fi passwords on these versions of Windows, you must be running the latest service pack (Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2).

These versions of Windows require the Wireless Zero Configuration service to be running in order to import and export Wi-Fi passwords.  If it’s not running, you may encounter an erroneous “No Wi-Fi adapter was detected on this computer.  This feature requires a Wi-Fi adapter.” message.  Please see the following Microsoft article for instructions on starting it:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms706593%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

These versions of Windows require a third party utility named PsExec (part of Windows Sysinternals and published by Microsoft) to decrypt Wi-Fi passwords.  PsExec’s license prohibits LastPass from embedding it, but you can download and install it yourself:

1) Go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553

2) Click “Download PsTools”

3) PsTools.zip will download.  It contains a bunch of files, but the only file of importance to LastPass is PsExec.exe.  You’ll need to extract PsExec.exe and copy it into the LastPass installation directory.  This directory is typically C:\Program Files\LastPass\ on 32-bit Windows and C:\Program Files (x86)\LastPass\ on 64-bit Windows, but you may have changed it when you ran the LastPass Universal Installer.

Importing

Importing is supported on Windows and Mac OS X.

In Internet Explorer and Firefox, go to LastPass button -> Tools -> Import From -> Wi-Fi Passwords.

In Chrome and Opera, go to LastPass button -> Tools -> Import From -> Other, then select Wi-Fi Passwords in the Source drop-down and click Import.

In Safari, go to LastPass button -> Advanced -> Import, then select Wi-Fi Passwords in the Source drop-down and click Import.

Exporting

Exporting is supported on Windows only.

In Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera, go to LastPass button -> Tools -> Export To -> Wi-Fi Passwords

In Safari, go to LastPass button -> Advanced -> Export, then click the Wi-Fi Passwords button.