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Cannot connect to the internet with pc, can connect with my laptop wireless. using windows vista but niether internet explorer or mozilla firefox can connect.


First check your network adapter settings )make sure that it is set to 'obtain ip address automatically'). In network and sharing center, make sure that you are not using a public network. Also, in control panel, internet options on the connections tab, make sure that use a proxy server is not checked in LAN Settings.

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Power on the laptop computer and wait for the operating system to boot. Right-click the wireless Internet icon in the lower right corner of the desktop. This brings up a new pull-down menu. Select "View Available Wireless Networks." This brings up a selection of different possible Internet connections that are in range of the computer. Select the wireless Internet connection you want to use. If a password is required, you need to type it in now. Wait for the laptop to connect to the Internet. In a moment the computer is going to state it has successfully connected to the Internet. click Start, Run type in cmd and click Ok to bring up a command prompt. Type ipconfig /all and press enter and see if it gives you an IP address similar to 192.168.1.100. Check your wireless connection properties under My Network Places. Right click the wireless connection icon and choose properties. From there make sure Internet Protocol {TCP/IP} is listed, highlight it and click properties. Make sure Obtain an IP address automatically is checked and Obtain DNS server address automatically is checked. Make sure you Ethernet is enabled in bios restart your computer during the boot up process you will see on your screen a certain key to press to enter set up (BIOS) press and hold that key to enter bios using arrow keys scroll to intergrated peripherals look for SiS On Chip Pci Device press enter scroll to SiS 10/100m press enter make sure its enabled if still no joy Let's first try to start the wireless service i.e. WLAN AutoConfig service manually. To do this, login to the computer as an administrator.

1. Click Start, type services.msc and hit enter.

2. Locate WLAN AutoConfig service, double click on it to open its properties window.

3. Under General tab, change the Startup type to Automatic and click Start button.

4. Click Apply and then ok. For more information about the wireless settings, check this link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb878035.aspx Hope this helps.

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Wirless in lenovo g 450 not working


Power on the laptop computer and wait for the operating system to boot.


Right-click the wireless Internet icon in the lower right corner of the desktop.

This brings up a new pull-down menu.


Select "View Available Wireless Networks."

This brings up a selection of different possible Internet connections that are in range of the computer.


Select the wireless Internet connection you want to use.

If a password is required, you need to type it in now.


Wait for the laptop to connect to the Internet.

In a moment the computer is going to state it has successfully connected to the Internet.


click Start, Run type in cmd and click Ok to bring up a command prompt.

Type ipconfig /all and press enter and see if it gives you an IP address similar to 192.168.1.100.


Check your wireless connection properties under My Network Places.

Right click the wireless connection icon and choose properties.


From there make sure Internet Protocol {TCP/IP} is listed, highlight it and click properties. Make sure Obtain an IP address automatically is checked and Obtain DNS server address automatically is checked.


Make sure you Ethernet is enabled in bios restart your computer during the boot up process you will see on your screen a certain key to

press to enter set up (BIOS) press and hold that key to enter bios using arrow keys scroll to intergrated peripherals

look for SiS On Chip Pci Device press enter scroll to SiS 10/100m press enter make sure its enabled


if still no joy


Let's first try to start the wireless service i.e. WLAN AutoConfig service manually.

To do this, login to the computer as an administrator.


1. Click Start, type services.msc and hit enter.


2. Locate WLAN AutoConfig service, double click on it to open its properties window.


3. Under General tab, change the Startup type to Automatic and click Start button.


4. Click Apply and then ok.


For more information about the wireless settings, check this link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb878035.aspx


Hope this helps.

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I'm trying to dowload the new version of limewire but for some reason I get a pop up saying that my security settings won't allow the file to be downloaded. I had a virus not too long ago and I know I...


Try resetting Internet Explorer.
For that, go to tools in the menubar.
Click on Internet Options.
Click the Advanced tab.
Under Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Then click Reset again.
When Internet Explorer finishes resetting the settings, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box.

Oct 05, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I am trying to get my laptop to connect to the internet, I've got my router all setup just fine. The laptop shows my network on the available networks. But once I click to connect it says it cannot do so....


this happened to me once. you may try making sure that the internet you are using is connected correctly, if you have a desktop connected to the same router, than make sure the internet is working, and that ou internet provider isnt screwing up. thats how i fixed it. good luck...

Mar 08, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I can't connect to the internet on another laptop (dell), the computer shows me as connected, but when i try to access the internet i got a Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage. Can you help me?


usualy when this happens the computer is set to work off line go to tools
scroll down tell you see work offline is checked if it is un check it
if that doesnt cure the problem make sure the router is connected to the internet

Jan 09, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I set up my router, which says it's connected to my computer. I have also set up my wireless on my laptop. It keeps reading that I'm not connected to the internet. The wireless adapter has worked on my...


router internet connection takes more time to connect to the internet,sometimes it took 10mins before it got the connection. make sure 1rst if the laptop was connected to router as LAN

then goto controlpanel ,then networkconnection and rightclick Local area connection,click repair

Sep 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Cant connect to the internet from my laptop with either wireless or wired. its a hp dv2700 running vista premium


When wired go to Lan Settings which is under Internet Explorer>Tools>Internet Options.>Connections>Lan Settings. Make sure no boxes are checked after clicking Lan Settings.

Jul 15, 2008 | PC Desktops

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My wife brings home,her works toshiba laptop ,but i can,t browse internet on it,,do i need to add something to achive this,thank you,dave.


since it is a work laptop, there is a possibility that the connection it recognizes is configured for work connection only.
you may try to set another "Default" connection on your "network connection" or install a pocket application (i used to do this on my work laptop) like pocket "mozilla" so that the browser settings are configurable.

here is what you do provided that you have a broadband connection:

for the network connection...
1.click start>settings>control panel
2.click network and internet > network connections
3.look for a connection icon that has a check mark on it, right click it then click on "canel as default connection"

you will need to change this back to default settings once you're done since your wife may not be able to use her laptop at work.

if you cannot install another application on the laptop try these:

1.open internet explorer
2.click tools> internet options>connections
3.on this window make sure the option saying "never dial a connection is clicked" if not, then click it, hit apply
4.once the wondow is good click on "LAN settings" button, on the window that will appear make sure no option is CHECKED, if you have some, uncheck them.

do make sure that you change this back also to how you found it once your done, because these settings may not apply to the settings of your wife for her office.

good luck!!!

Jun 22, 2008 | Toshiba PC Desktops

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