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I have a cable into my laptop and it says I'm connected but Not!

My internet connections says it is connected but the message says I am not connected

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  • Ed Deguzman
    Ed Deguzman May 11, 2010

    Can you browse the internet or are you getting a "page cannot be displayed...' error message ?

  • keefers_77 May 11, 2010

    Internet service provider (whom ever you have) will walk you through step by step for free. they dont want to loose you for a customer. They will send you to there direct IP address and then your computer should do it ptsretty much by it self. Give them a call.

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Calling the ISP is the best solution as keefers said, but check if you need to use some dialer or there may be some connecting shortcut you need to double click to get connected or login to the ISP.

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