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Laptop connect to public wireless network, but not internet

My laptop confirms that it is connected to an unsecured wireless network at a hotel, but I can't get the internet to work. Any ideas?

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Sometimes they set the wireless to be unsecured. But you have to pay to use them.
Please check with the hotel staff about setting it to use.
If its completely free, double click the network icon on the task bar, click support tab and click repair.

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