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Windows wants a flash drive to set up a secured connection?

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#1 mastavic


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:19 PM

Hi, I hope you're well.

I'm helping someone with this and am a bit confused. I've only talked to her over the phone, so I don't have all the details I'd like. Also, she's computer illiterate.

Basically, her Windows (not sure which version) is telling her that to set up a secured connection, she needs to use a flash drive for some reason. She thinks she is able to get online right now, but only through an unsecured connection.

I don't think a flash drive is needed for this process, but as I am not even sure what this process is, I'm rather confused. Does someone have more information? What exactly is Windows asking of her right now? Her main thing is just to be able to connect to the Internet securely and easily.


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#2 jhayz


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:03 PM

There is usually a manual for making a secure wifi connection for routers. Probably giving the right model would help. The flash drive needed might refer to backing up the created network profile(SSID,password). You can always create this by going to Manage Wireless Network and right-click the home network - Properties and a backup option is available.


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