Recover L2TP,PPTP,PPPOE,DNS password from the router Web interface

The new version of RouterPassView utility provide a new feature that allows to grab L2TP/PPTP/PPPOE/DDNS passwords from the Web interface of your router. This feature only works with Internet Explorer, as well as it only works for routers that stores the real password inside the password field.

In order to use this feature, follow the instructions below:

  1. Login into your router Web interface with Internet Explorer, and go to the password page that you wish to recover. This password page may look like this one:
    Router Password Page

    Router Password Page

    As you can see in the above screenshot, the password field is filled with bullets, but if this password field really contains the password, RouterPassView will be able to extract it and display it on the main window.

  2. Go to the File menu, and choose ‘Grab Password From IE Window’ or simply press Ctrl+G
  3. If the router Web page store the password in the password field, RouterPassView will display the hidden password:
    Router Password

    Router Password

    Be aware that some routers deliberately store wrong password in this field, and in for these routers, RouterPassView won’t be able to recover your real password.


  1. Ganesh says:

    Thx for this and how do you even find out how to recover this password????

  2. vvr908 says:

    Thanks for the great job you’ve done, the program is very good indeed!
    Is there by chance any possibility of adding TP-LINK config files support in future versions, i.e. the wr542g model? You see, it stores incorrect password “Hello123World” in the password field, so parsing the config file seems the only way to recover real pppoe password.

  3. DesertSweeper says:

    Tested working on SonicWall TZ and NSA Firewalls

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