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We have a main pc attached to our broadband via ethernet and 1 other laptop which is also attached to the the internet but wirelss, my son has purchased an acer aspire 7730/7330 series laptop , how do we get the internet on it have managed to get it to say we are connected but still no internet comes up , please help what do i do to get the laptop to run on our already up and running internet access

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I think you need to specify the gateway address in your new laptop. For that you have to know the gateway address ( i,e. the IP address of your boardband router/ adsl modem.).

First, go to your old laptop, right click on My Network Places, Right click on the wireless lan connection and select properties. Click on Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and click properties.
Take a note of the Default gateway.
Now come to your new laptop, use the procedure mentioned above to open the Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) Properties box. Type in the Default gateway address which you have noted earlier. Click ok twice. Now see if you can access the internet. If you can't then let me know the IP address configuration of both your old and new laptops.

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