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My linksys WAP router has "little or no connectivity". I think there is a problem with the network key, as I was trying to find it so I could get access on a second wireless computer. Now the 'original' computer will not connect.

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  • dupree71 Jul 24, 2008

    did not seem to do the trick.

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Reset your Linksys back to factory default if you can't remember the key/password. Just push and hold down the recessed button on the back for 30 seconds. This will rest it back to they day you bought it.

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  • Chris Hunt Jul 25, 2008

    Then check to see if you actually have a Net connect buy pluging in your PC directly to the cable/DSL modem and bypass the linksys.

    If that works then your Linksys could be toast or the firmware is hosed.


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