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My dell laptop will not connect to linksys 54g ,why

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Let me try to solve this. Please try to see if the wireless antenna switch (physical switch) is turned on. For Vista, please click on Start-Connect to- then please select your network. If it says you are connected to the network, please click on "Open Network and Sharing Center to see if there is a red x mark between "network" and "internet". If there is none, please launch your browser (Internet Explorer) If there is, please click on that red x and see what is the message after. If it could not be identified, please contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP). If there is no problem with your ISP, please go to Start-Control Panel-Network and Internet-Internet Options-General Tab-Delete (Under Browsing History)-Delete All. After these, please try to launch your IE. You can also download the latest driver for your wireless network adapter using a different computer if the first offered solutions did not work. Please let me know if any of these works. Thank you.

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