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I have a macbook that I am trying to run wireless. The mac system shows that there is a lock on the password for the network. How can I remove the lock or set a new password. This is a new personal computer and has never been set up for wireless.

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The password is most likely on the access point (your wireless base station), rather than on your macbook itself. If you set a password when you set up your wireless access point, that is what you'll need to connect.

Posted on May 09, 2008

You cannot remove the lock because its on network level. Talk to administrator of that network or the owner of that wireless router

Posted on May 09, 2008

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