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Laptop says excellent connection - not able to access internet

I have installed the linksys router successfully on the desk top. The laptop says that i have excellent connection but when i try to access the internet i have no connection. What am I doing wrong

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Connect laptop to router using lan cable.
check internet connection. Should be ok.
Only then enable wireless using same WLAN protocol you use on Router: WEP or WPA with same encryption key TKIP or AES.
Be sure no access list enabled on Router or add Laptop MAC address to access list.

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