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I can't get on he internet or check my email

I have a Sony Vaio laptop that shows a wireless connection with good strength but it will not let me get on IE or Outlook Express. The IE or OE will not even start up. Any ideas?

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Check wireless status to confirm you have full access. You may have the wireless connection but not the internet connection. Power cycle the router. Temporarily turn off the firewall. If you have another system, test the connection with it.

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