laptop wont connect to unsecured wifi

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beyondmad

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I have a dell insperon laptop with windows xp. i connect to the church's wifi across the street last night my connection ended and I am unable to reconnect. the connection is through linksys and is an unsecured wireless network but it keeps saying unable to connected to linksys
 

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have you switched off the router for 5-15 minutes and then on again - see if you can gain access

anything changed on the router settings
 

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Yes i shut off my laptop last night and tried again this morn... And what do mean by router settings would that be on my side or the churches? I have been online on my phone 4 hours now trying anything I could but still can't connect. I just can't understand why I can't connect to an unsecured wifi network when it showing up as an available network
 

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No nothing has changed on their side and they didn't put a password on it because its its still showing unsecured network
 

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are other people able to use it OK, maybe a faulty router

have you switched the router off as recommended ?
 

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Unsecured doesn't mean it is not password protected; it means the traffic is not encrypted.
 
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