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Secured connection is gone and all we have is Linksys unsecured

We had a secured wireless connection set up and working for almost a year and then suddenly one day it just stopped working and all we have available now is a Linksys unsecure connection! What happened and how do we secure our connection again?

We have Windows XP

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  • mmoirai Jan 24, 2009

    Nevermind. We were able to secure our connection. We don't know what happened, but we are all fixed now.

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    how can i secured my home internate comnication

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Next time try unplugging the router for 30-60 seconds then plug it back in. Should resolve minor glitches like this one.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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