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Cannot connect to internet on laptop 7201, had problems and restored to factory settings, aol say router operating fine

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You should firstly try to check the settings of internet connection according to your ISP (Internet Service Provider) also u should check your Physical connection if u r using Wired network then check LAN wire and also DSL connection.

Hope it will help U.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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