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Wireless laptop my wireless laptop has a padlock on it's linksys connection, how do I get it off so I can use my computer? Thanks

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Re: wireless laptop

If you are viewing "available wireless networks" and the one you want to connect to has a padlock on it then you should have an encryption key that should allow you to connect.

If you do not have the encryption key then you will need to reset your router to it's "out of the box" state.

You can do this by pressing the small reset button on the back of the router for 30 seconds.

Remember when you do this all of the routers configuration settings will be set back to the default. This means that the name of your wireless network will change back to "linksys". Also resetting the box can cause a conflict with certain DSL modems that assign IP addresses from the same subnet as your router.

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Before following the steps in this article, check if your wireless computers have stable connection when connected to other wireless networks (hotspots).
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Physical obstructions: Your router or wireless computers may be losing connectivity because of physical obstacles such as walls and floors. Try to move the equipment to different locations to find a better link.

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Having default wireless settings on the Linksys router may cause conflict with other Linksys routers within your network range. Linksys suggests changing the SSID (network name) and the Wireless Channel of your router. Also, if it is possible, enable the Wireless Security of your router.
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