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I have a Westell 327 router and a new laptop running Vista Business - I can access wireless internet, but it is showing as unsecured - this wasn't happening on laptop that just crashed - I have tried Verizon's "help line" and got no where - they are "stumped" - anyone know how to fix?

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It's possible you are connecting to a neighbor's unsecured network by mistake. Have you verified that you are actually connecting to your own network?

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If the plan is to make a wireless internet connection with the new laptop, I would usually split it into three stages:

1) Establish a wired connection to the internet
2) Connect wirelessly from the laptop
3) Secure the wireless connection

In this case it's worth trying to connect wirelessly straight away. This is because a wired connection seems to have been established already, with the old desktop.

So the first things to do are:
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When the laptop has fully booted up, see if there is a 'wireless networks' icon visible in the laptop screen Notification Area (bottom right). If not, try restarting the computer.

If there is an icon, floating the cursor over the icon may show a message saying 'wireless networks available' or similar. Click on the icon and your relative may see a screen with an option to 'view wireless networks', or similar (I'm an XP user, so hope you can interpret here). If so, one will be an unsecured connection - hers! She should be able to click to connect. I recommend being as close as possible to the router when first connecting.

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