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Got an IBM R51 Thinkpad: Connection to the Internet Help

I am not quite sure how to program my laptop to my PC for internet. Any help? This is my first time. When I plug it in, it constantly reads as: Unable to connect to the internet.
What am I doing Wrong?
It's plugged in. HMMMM.
HELP?

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