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Lock image present when trying to connect to WI-FI


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Hi,

I am not a Mac user yet, but have been trying to help a user access the WI-FI at our local senior center. There is a screen that comes up listing the various wi-fi connections that are available, and they all have the image of a lock, in the locked position, on the line that describes the connection.

What is the purpose of the image? If the connection is somehow locked, how would we unlock it?

I do not know the OS on this student's computer, but if necessary, I can find out.

Thanks to all for any help.

Kind regards,

Shel Belinkoff
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The lock icon means that the particular network is a secure network. To connect to a secure network you will need the correct password and/or pass phrase. You need to get that info from the person who set up the wireless network.
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The lock icon means that the particular network is a secure network. To connect to a secure network you will need the correct password and/or pass phrase. You need to get that info from the person who set up the wireless network.
Thanks. That's just what I needed to know. We had the correct password, so not being able to connect to the network is some other problem, and I think I know where to look. Much appreciate your help.

Shel
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