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Cannot connect 2nd computer to internet

Reason; it says that we have a connection but the network is locked .

"This network requires a security key ".

How do you unlock the network?

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  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    Wow,thats the same prob. i had!

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Well, sounds like you have a wep or wap encryption on your network...Usually to fix it (if you don't know your wep or wap) just press the reset button on your router. This has happened to me before, and that is all i had to do.

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