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My local public network is asking for a security key number

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  • David Mach Mar 12, 2011

    I'm assuming you're talking about a wireless network key - this is what your wireless network is secured with so your neighbors won't be able to use your connection. If you've lost your wireless network key, it's possible to look up this key or change it by logging into your modem settings. Can you please specify what kind of modem you're using?



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This is a protected wireless internet network, contact the owner of the network for the password.

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Probably as is open and with no security some one change the wireless setting adding security to the router, Reset the router to factory settings and add a password to reconfigure the router not to the wireless connections, in that way people can still use the public internet but cant configure the router because dont have the password.

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