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My wireless router now has a lock on it. i did not put a lock on it. How do I unlock it?

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    Tom Arsenault May 11, 2010

    Would help if we had more info. What router? Have you tried anything? Any error or pop up messages?

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Refer to the users guide.  There will be a reset switch on the router.  This will reset all the settings to their original manufacture settings.

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the reason why you always connect to a different router is because your router rejects your attempt to connect to it and you computer automatically searched for another router in the area and connect itself to it.

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* you forgot the password or (SSID - Service Set Identifier)
* someone put a password on your router without you knowing it
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Hope this one works! Because i am sure with it!

Your good rating will be much appreciated, thanks!

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If you need further help please post your router name and then I can help you more

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