How will I know my network security key?

I set up a wireless network at home from my parents about a year ago and have now forgotten the password to log on to the network. While my own laptop has recorded the necessary password and can access the Internet without problem, my son would like to log on to the network of his laptop that I need the network security key. I opened the "Security" tab in "properties of the wireless network" on my laptop, but the characters of the security key network are hidden and I can't check the box saying "show characters". Any ideas anyone? I'm using a Sony Vaio (who suffers from a design flaw that Sony won't admit, by the way - despite a forum CNET with hundreds of messages to other victims! - http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7587_102-0.html?threadID=252612&tag=forum-w;forums06 - beware of their non-existent customer service) and Vista Business. Thank you very much for any help no matter who can give.

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Hi Hairshirt,

Have you tried a wireless www.nirsoft.net key research program is surposed to find the wep/wpa key. (download in zip file)
Let me know how you go

Concerning
GT4U

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