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I have just been given this Compaq laptop and have no idea how to connect it to the Internet! I have told it who my broadband provider is, and my email address - but how does it know to get together with my PC upstairs and to use the same phone line? The connections that came with it are the main adaptor, a printer connector, and a fax modem. It doesn't have any other card. It also has Windows 95 installed and a host of floppy disks with Windows 3.1 on them. Many thanks for any help to this very puzzled lady who never has understood how laptops work!

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  • Curly60 Oct 14, 2008

    My PC is upstairs connected to the phone line. My just unpacked laptop is downstairs not connected to anything. How does a laptop get its phone connection to go on the internet? How does it connect with the PC upstairs? It doesn't know it is there. Neither PC is wireless. Many thanks.

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R you a cat5 or wireless internet?
see if it is on ip auto that could be why you can see your pc if it is working on a LAN
if not try see if the wires r in right

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