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My girlfriends daughter just got a notebook and has no idea what she did but now the network is protected and i cannot access the web wirelessly with the other 2 laptops in the house

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Your accespoint has a hard resetbutton, a small one wich can be used by pressing it with a pen. hold it for 10 - 30 seconds and the accespoint will be set to default settings.

btw I STRONGLY recommend you to have a protected network at all times!

Good luck and I hope this solved your problem

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