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I can't connect my gateway laptop (m500) to the internet

My house has wireless internet (through apple wifi transmitters) which went out a few months ago. we've since got the internet working again but now my computer won't connect. it acknowledges the network at full strength, but won't actually connect. i sometimes get a message that says there is an interference. to the best of my recollection, i have not knowingly changed any of my settings since i was last able to get online. any ideas?

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Do you have dsl cable also ? did you recently restore computer? sounds like your driver isn't working right try makeing sure on buttom is turned on in the pc sometimes even though it is picking it wifi won't work ,also might try looking at your internet options check connections lan settings should be a check in the top box on the automatic detect settings make sure that is check orther wise it will not connnect ... lala linda let me know

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First you need to decide what type of broadband and Internet service you require and these are -
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If I understood correct, the computer is asking you to connect to the internet through a service provider. What this means is that you are not identified as having a real access to the internet.

You actually have three ways of connecting to the internet, when connecting from a laptop:
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  2. wireless - which means that you must have a wireless internet provider (WiFi). For example, a lot of the coffee shops have a WiFi access, which means that you can ask for a username and a password when you enter a coffee shop, and then may connect to the internet.
  3. a cellular card, which is provided usually by a cellular provider services. You can purchase it for a few bucks each month, and then you should be connected to the internet anywhere you want to (with a WiFi or without it)
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